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Cars The most frugal electric cars travel three times further than petrol or diesel for the same amount of money, miles-per-pound study claims

04:05  13 october  2019
04:05  13 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The most frugal electric cars travel three times further than petrol or diesel for the same amount of money , miles - per - pound study claims . Car site Parkers worked out how far a car could travel on a single pound. The study found the Kia e-Niro and the Renault Zoe did 33.1 miles per pound .

This is more than three times as far as the most economical version of the Ford Fiesta (9.3mpp), the UK’s best-selling vehicle, when using official "In addition, miles per pound should help drivers who know how many miles they cover in a year to work out up-front fuelling costs, and possibly choose a

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Some of Britain's most efficient electric cars can travel three times the distance of their petrol or diesel rivals for the same amount of money, according to new research. Car review website Parkers worked out how far a car could travel on a single pound, regardless of whether it was a pound of petrol, diesel or electricity.

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The study found Britain's most efficient electric cars, the 2019 first edition Kia e-Niro and the 65kW Renault Zoe, which has been around since 2012, did 33.1 miles per pound of electricity you charge them up with. The standard range version of Tesla's much-hyped Model 3 came in third place, and was found to do 32.3 mpp.

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Electric cars travel up to three times the distance of their petrol or diesel rivals for the same amount of money , according to a new test. To help consumers, car reviews and advice website Parkers has developed a way of showing how far your car will go on a single pound - regardless of

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a car parked on the side of a road: Britain's best-selling car the Ford Fiesta was found to just 9.3 miles for every pound of petrol put into it, making it potentially four times more expensive to run than its electric counterparts © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Britain's best-selling car the Ford Fiesta was found to just 9.3 miles for every pound of petrol put into it, making it potentially four times more expensive to run than its electric counterparts By comparison, the most economical version of the UK's best-selling car the Ford Fiesta was found to do just 9.3 mpp, making it potentially almost four times more expensive to run. Electric cars are considerably more expensive to purchase than their petrol or diesel rivals, however. Even the UK's most efficient and cheapest to run petrol and diesel models, the Honda Civic Saloon and the Ford Focus, both did 10.8 mpp.

a car parked on the side of a road: The Renault Zoe has been on sale since 2012 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Renault Zoe has been on sale since 2012 Parkers worked out the cost based on home charging prices rather than the price of public charge points, which it said was because these costs can wildly vary. Parkers said that with the average UK motorist driving around 7,150 miles a year, it would cost them £216 to charge the two most efficient electric models from home. The Ford Fiesta, under the same calculations, would cost £768, a big difference.

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Pure electric cars have much lower fuel costs – electricity is cheaper than petrol or diesel – and maintenance costs, as the engines are simpler and help brake the car , saving on brake pads. In the UK, the annual cost was about 10% lower than for petrol or diesel cars in 2015, the latest year analysed.

ELECTRIC cars travel up to three times the distance of their petrol or diesel rivals for the same This is more than three times as far as the most economical version of the Ford Fiesta (9.3mpp) "In addition, miles per pound should help drivers who know how many miles they cover in a year to

a car parked in a parking lot: The e-Niro was named What Car?'s 2019 Car of the Year © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The e-Niro was named What Car?'s 2019 Car of the Year It based the price of electricity on the cost per kilowatt hour on 'a domestic tariff', and based petrol and diesel costs on the AA Fuel Price Reports. In its report issued at the end of September, the motoring organisation said the average price of unleaded was 127.7p per litre, and diesel 131.4p per litre. Of course, the price of electricity tariffs can also vary wildly.

While the UK's electric vehicle market remains small, sales were up 122% in the first 9 months of this year compared to the same period in 2018 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited While the UK's electric vehicle market remains small, sales were up 122% in the first 9 months of this year compared to the same period in 2018 Parkers said it launched the pricing metric as a point of comparison as the electric vehicle market continues to grow. According to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders, sales of battery electric cars rose 122 per cent in the first nine months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, despite new car sales down 2.5 per cent overall.

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The 10 most efficient electric, petrol and diesel cars
Electric (Miles per pound) Petrol/Diesel (Miles per pound) 
Kia e-Niro First Edition (33.1mpp)Honda Civic Saloon 1.6i DTEC (D) (10.8mpp)
Renault Zoe 65kW (33.1mpp) Ford Focus 1.5 EcoBlue (D) – (10.8mpp) 
Tesla Model 3 Standard Range (32.3mpp) Honda Jazz S 1.3 i-VTEC (P) (10.3mpp) 
Volkswagen e-Golf (30.8mpp) Dacia Logan MCV Blue dCi 95 (D) (10.3mpp) 
BMW i3 (30.0mpp) Kia Ceed 1.6 CRDi (D) (10.1mpp) 
BMW i3S (29.2mpp) Suzuki Celerio 1.0 Dualjet (P) (10.1mpp) 
Tesla Model S Long Range (30.0mpp) Dacia Sandero Stepway Blue dCi 95 (D) (9.9mpp) 
Nissan Leaf 62kWh (26.9mpp) Mercedes-Benz A 180 d (D) (9.3mpp) 
Smart EQ Fortwo Coupe (26.9mpp) Mercedes-Benz B 180 d (D) (9.1mpp) 
Tesla Model X Long Range (24.6mpp) Citroen C3 Aircross BlueHDi 100 (D) (9.1mpp) 
Source: Parkers.co.uk 

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a red car on display: Tesla's much hyped Model 3, which costs around £38,500 for the Standard Range Plus model. While this is expensive, Parkers worked out it'd do 32 miles for every pound you put in it, giving you more pedal for your metal than a Ford Fiesta © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Tesla's much hyped Model 3, which costs around £38,500 for the Standard Range Plus model. While this is expensive, Parkers worked out it'd do 32 miles for every pound you put in it, giving you more pedal for your metal than a Ford Fiesta 'However, if we're to become the world-leader in green technology, we must always be looking to expand our ambitions.' However, the SMMT said the move to low carbon transport was a huge task given how low and zero-emission vehicles still only make up a fraction of the market.

The editor of Parkers, Keith Adams, said: 'We created miles per pound as a way of demystifying the running costs of electric vehicles because above and beyond their range, and how long they take to charge, there is little uniformity in how carmakers express just how much energy these cars use.

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'Taking fuelling costs into account, monthly costs for internal combustion engine cars and electric vehicles are much closer than the gap in list price might suggest. 'While it's easy to be put off at the price of an electric car, when you look at it from a monthly costs perspective the prospect is all the more attractive. 'The running costs are low, there is zero road tax and, from next year, zero company car tax, too.'

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