How much does it cost to buy/run an electric vehicle?

That’s the question that we’re going to be investigating over the next few weeks. Over our time working to expand the Cumbrian charging network, this question is always one that surfaces during any discussion with a petrol or diesel driver.

And it’s a fair one. Certainly from initial impressions, buying an EV can look like a daunting financial endeavour. A lot of the time they appear to be a lot more expensive than their equivalent in the petrol/diesel world.

We’re going to be looking at some of the options drivers can take when they’re looking to start driving an EV, from straightforward leases to battery rentals and even subscription services.

We’ll also be looking at fuel costs and doing the comparisons to find out if the supposedly thrifty ICE vehicles are really that cheap and cheerful after all when prices at the petrol pump are put against those from the socket.

Stay tuned and watch this space to make sure you don’t miss whatever findings we unearth!