Electric Commutes

How much cheaper could your commute

be by switching to electric?

Now that workers have started to head back to the office and our daily commutes go back to being a little further than shifting from bed to the home office, the cost of getting into the workplace is something we’re all having to consider again.

If the cost of driving to work every day has taken you by surprise and you’re wondering how to cut the costs, then switching to an electric car could be a smart move.

Use our tool below to find out how much you could save on the annual cost of commuting, taking into account the annual costs of tax and car insurance too.

Use our calculator below to see how much you could save

Daily commute mileage

:miles

Total estimated annual savings

In one year, you could save

XX,XX

Broken down, this works out at...

XX,XX

fuel/charge

XX,XX

average insurance premium

XX,XX

vehicle tax rate

You can also check out the estimated annual costs for the UK’s most popular vehicles below, based on an average commute distance of 9.74 miles per day (2,541 miles a year).

How much cheaper could your commute be by switching to electric?

Key: Estimated annual commute cost Estimated fuel cost per mile Average insurance premium Vehicle tax rate Total estimated annual cost
Model

How much expensive could your commute be by switching to petrol/diesel?

Key: Estimated annual charging cost Estimated charging cost per mile Average insurance premium Vehicle tax rate Total estimated annual cost
Model

Methodology

We compared 50 of the most popular petrol and diesel vehicles with the most registrations as of Q1 2021 (according to the Department for Transport and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s licensed vehicles by make and generic model name data) with each fully electric model currently available.

For each, we looked at the most registered specific model currently available (according to the DVLA’s licensed vehicles by make and model data) and compared them on the following factors.

Estimated fuel cost

The estimated fuel cost for one year, calculated using nextgreencar.com’s fuel cost calculator, based on an annual mileage of 2,541 miles (the national average commuters distance according to the 2019 National Travel Survey - Table 0411)

Average insurance premium

All insurance data has been sourced from comparethemarket.com. Average premiums refer to the average top five quotes presented for people who have clicked through to the provider to take out a policy and refer to 21 plate vehicles from March to August 2021.

There may be results that appear out of the ordinary if we have a smaller number of enquiries.

Vehicle tax rate

The vehicle tax rate for the first tax payment, which is made when you first register the vehicle. Note that all-electric vehicles are exempt from vehicle tax.