Zelenec wrote:John, what about Zoe's battery rental costs? I believe in UK also you can't buy but only lease the battery. If so, I would make a calculation about profitability. The price of monthly battery rental and electricity cost is at least 8€/100 km. That makes driving Zoe far more expensive as any small diesel car.
£70pm up to 7500 miles a year, or £45pm up to 3000 miles a year. That's for a purchase price of £13445. Comparable sized EVs without battery lease are considerably more expensive. As I said, I'm only looking at various options at present. And my reasons for considering an EV aren't just economic. If I had a bucket list, an electric car would be on it. And with the recent emissions scandal, there's no way I'd buy a diesel car.