Are electric cars actually viable yet over petrol and diesel yet? All of that electricity coming from the grid must be more expensive right?
Well, maybe not. I’ve just had a quick look on Comcar. Its a great site for any car comparison needs if you've not heard of it, so take a look. I’ve compared a Nissan Leaf and Tesla S (Anyone out there driving one of these? How’s it working for you?) to a Ford Focus 1.5 petrol and a Vauxhall Astra 1.4 Tech-line. I’ve only compared to two kinds of electric cars here and we'll be looking at other popular electric vehicles in future discussions, but the numbers here are clear to see. Driving an electric car is almost five times cheaper than petrol. Tap/click on the image below for a closer look:
Data from Comcar, 23rd May 2017
To be fair, the Focus is around £5,000 cheaper than the Leaf I’ve compared here, but driving a Leaf earns you a £4500 government grant because of its emissions level.
More importantly though, how do the Big 6 compare to us if you drive a Tesla or Leaf? Well, we do come out as the cheapest. Remember too, while you’ll still be heading in the right direction by driving a Leaf or Tesla with the Big 6, you’ll still be contributing to CO2 emissions through simply using their electricity. At Pure Planet though, all of our energy is 100% clean, so you’ll be contributing absolutely nothing to the atmosphere, which we can agree is the best way surely?
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