Lower running costs of EVs revealed in new research

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The average Tesla driver spends £47 per month charging their car, less than a single tank of petrol.

UK Tesla drivers spend an average of £47 per month on charging, saving almost £30 compared to fuel costs for drivers of petrol cars

Underscoring the lower running costs of electric vehicle, data gathered from the recently launched EEVEE Driver app found the average distance driven per month by EEVEE users is 707 miles and the average cost of charging equates to just £0.20 per kilowatt-hour of electricity.

Based on an average fuel price of £1.30 per litre with fuel economy of 55mpg, the cost of travelling the same distance in a petrol car would be £75, representing a saving of £28 for Tesla drivers.

EEVEE said the data shows how its app can uncover how much EV drivers are really spending on charging as well as real-time data on efficiency.

The app also makes it easy for company EV drivers to declare charging costs and have them reimbursed. It generates reports for users which can be sent automatically to the accounting department of their employer, making it possible to accurately claim back charging costs.

EEVEE Mobility founder Steffen Brans said: “This data begins to paint a picture of the real-world behaviour of EV owners and in doing so highlights one of the key benefits of EV ownership – lower running costs.

“We always knew that it’s cheaper to fill your car up with electricity rather than petrol, but thanks to EEVEE, we now know exactly how much it is costing drivers to charge their EVs. As a Tesla owner myself, these findings are incredibly useful, and I look forward to seeing how the data evolves as cars from different manufacturers become compatible with EEVEE.”

Additional data gathered by EEVEE reveals that an overwhelming majority of charging (84%) takes place at home, compared to just 6% at work and 10% in public. This likely reflects the shift to home working due to the pandemic.

The app has users in 47 countries and, as well as Tesla, recently became compatible with electric models from BMW and Mercedes-Benz, with more brands expected to join in future.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.