Some areas are introducing Clean Air Zones with fees designed to discourage polluting vehicles from entering certain areas. A key benefit of an electric car is being exempt from these charges.
For example, once registered, electric car drivers in London can travel in both the congestion zone and the new Ultra Low Emission Zone for free. If this is a journey that you make often, the cost savings can be enormous.
The Ultra Low Emission Zone for example costs ￡12.50 a day for cars. In a normal working year that could save a motorist as much as ￡2,875 on top of any fuel savings. As more and more cities consider introducing similar schemes, a switch to electric could be more advantageous right across the UK.
In total, an electric car owner driving in London could save up to ￡2,875 a year in ULEV zone fees.