Electric cars are already cheaper to own and run

Four year costs for VW Golf including purchase, fuel and all taxes (Euros)

Pure electric

Diesel

Petrol

Plug-in hybrid

Thousands

40

30

20

10

0

UK

Ger

Fra

Neth

Nor

-5%

-11%

-12%

-15%

-27%

(difference between electric and diesel)

Pure electric

Diesel

Petrol

Plug-in hybrid

40,000

30,000

20,000

10,000

0

UK

Germany

France

Netherlands

Norway

-5%

-11%

-12%

-15%

-27%

(difference between electric and diesel)