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Electric car versus diesel car

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Example vehicle cost comparison of pure electric (EV) option, figures based on annual mileage of 10,000 miles.

Nissan Leaf first generation
Nissan Note 2016

Nissan Note (2013 – 2016) 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr 

OTR Price | £18k

Fuel | diesel

Official MPG | 80.7 mpg

Real MPG | 35.1 mpg

CO2 Emissions | 92 g/km

Annual VED | £140

Cost per 10,000 mile year | £843.43

Cost per year according to Real MPG | £1,036.96

Nissan Leaf (2011 – ) Acenta 24KW 5dr 

OTR Price | £23,690

Fuel | Electric

Miles per kWh | 4.1

Range (NEDC) | 124 miles

Co2 emissions | zero

Annual VED | £0

Cost per 10k miles | £338.05

Example vehicle cost comparison figures based on annual mileage of 10,000 miles. Prices are based on the current average prices for:
Diesel £1.2487 /litre  Petrol £1.2216 /litre  Electric £0.1386 /kWh

Results including the congestion charge assume that the congestion charge is paid 230 days per year at the Auto Pay rate of £10.50

Nissan leaf has the lowest fuel cost

Initial extra cost

Annual saving

£5,690

£505

The Nissan leaf has the lowest cost if you factor in the London Congestion Charge

Initial extra cost

Annual saving

£5,690

£2,920

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