The top 10 cheapest cities in the UK to run an electric car have been announced
The ten cheapest cities in the UK to run an electric car have been announced.
And it seems Coventry is the cheapest on the list, based on data including charging rates on how much of your wages an electric vehicle (EV) lease requires.
Around 460,000 Britons have opted to switch to an electric car in the face of rising fuel costs.
What many don’t seem to realize is that the city you live in makes a big difference in the cost of running an electric car.
Data from research conducted by Vanarama have found Coventry to be the cheapest city to run an electric vehicle.
The study compared data from the country’s 25 most populous cities on five categories of costs associated with driving with electric motors – from the obvious charging fees to the salary required to lease an EV.
The ranking was based on each city’s overall index score.
Coventry won first place with a total score of 77.6.
Once known as the Motor City, due to its high concentration of car factories it offers by far the cheapest public electric vehicle charging point in the UK and a palatable £1 per hour parking rate.
Just behind is another West Midland town, Stoke-on-Trent, which shares the same cost of public and home charging but higher parking fees.
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In third place is Portsmouth with a total score of 70.4.
While the cost of public EV charging is significantly higher at £15.25, leasing is cheaper compared to the city’s median salary of £32,810.
Glasgow and Reading are fourth and fifth with 66.4 points each.
Reading has the more expensive car park rates at £1.55 per hour, while Glasgow has the second cheapest car park at just £0.90 per hour.
Meanwhile, drivers of electric cars have been warned charger thefts as replacements could cost them thousands of pounds.
The country has the largest free charging network for electric vehicles expanded to 500 locations nationwide, as usage has increased by 300 percent over the past year.
But one man was outraged after being slapped with a fine for charging his car for two hours while shopping at a Lidl store.
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