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One factor that is ignored in virtually all advertising is the cost per mile of the battery. There is either the extra capital cost of an EV versus a ICE, or, the rental cost of the battery. In the case of the Nissan Leaf it works out at around 9.3ppm (Pence per mile) ,using Nissan figures.This needs to be added to the stated 2.3 to 5 ppm claimed by the Manufacturers.
Using those figures shows that my Leaf is more expensive per mile than a small diesel car at 60 mpg.
Just as well I didn't buy an EV simply to save money.

The problem as I see it is that by claiming such low 'fuel' costs for EV's the various bodies involved in setting pricing policies for Public charge points are being misled as to the margins available. Look at Chargemasters pricing policy to see how wrong they have got it. Since the idea of using Public money to install charge points is to encourage the expansion of EV sales there needs to be less emphasis by us drivers as to how cheap the cars are to run and more on the environmental aspects.
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