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Electric cars can't cut UK carbon emissions while only the wealthy can afford to own one

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Insurance costs higher?

That was an interesting throwaway line in the article. Does anyone here know why insurance costs for EV's might be higher?

Usually insurance costs are based on "the type of dickhead likely to buy this kind of car". I can't see Nissan Leafs (Leaves?) being in the higher kinds of brackets. Tesla S's, the new electric hypercars, maybe. Or maybe the cost in each bracket is higher for EV's?

I shouldn't think repair costs would be higher, with the possible exception of battery packs.

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