Reply to post: Re: I've been pointing this out for years.

Electric cars to create new peak hour when they all need a charge

Martin an gof Silver badge

Re: I've been pointing this out for years.

the cost of my motoring so far this month has been £42.60 and I've done more than 1000miles.

Have you factored in the cost of a replacement battery in 7 to 10 years? One of the things holding me back from an EV - apart from the fact that until recently there was nothing that could guarantee me a 100 mile range at motorway speeds on a dark morning in the winter - was the thought of having to replace the battery at some point.

When I last looked into it the best figure I could come up with was the Renault / Nissan "battery lease" scheme. Leaving aside the fact that I do more miles than the scheme allows, the monthly cost of the battery lease, added to the cost of charging (admittedly low) meant that the overall cost was not a whole load less than the overall cost of running my existing small Diesel car.


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