Electric car costs: An electric car can be as cheap as an equivalent diesel car.
Electric cars are becoming increasingly attractive and affordable. For example, the cost of a battery has fallen by around 80 percent in the last ten years. With the ID.31, Volkswagen is introducing an electric car that costs exactly the same as an equivalent Golf TDI. On top of this, buyers can often apply for a government grant and the running costs of an electric car are lower. This is because electricity costs less than petrol and diesel, there is less tax to pay, and the costs of service and maintenance are only about a third of those for vehicles with conventional drivetrains. When you look at the total cost of ownership, electric cars are a worthwhile acquisition for an increasing number of people.