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Cars How far can you travel on £5? You'll go twice the distance in an electric car than a petrol or diesel one - and way further than by bus or train, study says

10:35  28 november  2019
10:35  28 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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But how far will £ 5 get you with each power source? On average, £ 5 takes you 49.6 miles in a petrol car , 20 miles on a train and just 12.6 miles via bus . “Some people might be surprised to see that you can travel pretty much double the distance in an electric car than you can with diesel or

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Charge an electric vehicle's battery with £5 of power and it will travel almost double the distance of a petrol or diesel car with a fiver's worth of fuel, a study claims.

If you spend the same amount on a bus or train ticket, you'll only travel a fifth of the mileage covered using £5 of charge.

Electric power allows drivers to travel an extra 40 miles and more than the closest competing transport type, according to new research by Carwow.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Fiver challenge: An electric car with £5 of charge can travel around twice the distance of a diesel or petrol model with £5 of fuel in the tank, a report claims © Provided by This Is Money Fiver challenge: An electric car with £5 of charge can travel around twice the distance of a diesel or petrol model with £5 of fuel in the tank, a report claims

The car selling website analysed the cost-per-mile performance of an average electric model on sale today having found that one in five motorists think they're pricier to run than other vehicle types.

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To conduct the study, it used regional electricity prices to work out the price per kilowatt hour to charge a VW e-Golf's batteries and then calculated the distance it could run before the battery went flat.

Under normal driving conditions, Carwow estimated that the plug-in Golf could be driven for 102 miles.

It then compared this figure against the regional cost of fuel and the mpg stats of comparable Golf models with petrol and diesel engines.

While a Golf with a diesel motor could go for 56.5 miles using £5 of fuel, a petrol variant would use up its £5 of unleaded in just 49.6 miles.

a car parked on the side of a road: Carwow used an electric VW e-Golf (pictured) and comparable Golf models with petrol and diesel engines for the research © Provided by This Is Money Carwow used an electric VW e-Golf (pictured) and comparable Golf models with petrol and diesel engines for the research

Public transport distances on £5 were then compared for travelling out of 10 major cities and then averaged.

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Electric cars offer the biggest savings over diesel in Norway (27%) as the battery-powered vehicles are exempt from a heavy registration tax. It focused on depreciation and fuel costs and also found electric cars were cheapest: electricity much is less expensive than petrol or diesel .

All three cars offered longer range than public transport, with £ 5 getting you 13 miles by bus and 20 miles by train . Mat Watson from carwow commented: “Some people might be surprised to see that you can travel pretty much double the distance in an electric car than you can with diesel or

Using London as an example, an electric car owner can travel as far as Worcester or Bristol on a fiver, while a diesel driver would only get as far as Oxford or Winchester.

As for a motorist using a petrol car, they would reach as far as Basingstoke, Milton Keynes or Bedford before needing another squirt of unleaded.

A similar amount spent on a bus or train would barely get you out of the M25.

Carwow said it hoped the new research would 'help prospective buyers to adopt the new technology rather than write it off in favour of traditional choices'.

It added: 'Undoubtedly more needs to be done when it comes to educating people about electric cars, their benefits and their feasibility; ultimately the choice to move to an alternative fuelled vehicle will be a personal one, depending on where you live and how much local investment there has been to infrastructure as the roll-out has not been even, but progress is being made rapidly.'

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ALMOST a fifth of petrol and diesel car owners are put off going electric because they’re worried about driving in Hyundai conducted the myth-busting research as society looks at ways to reduce its 5 . Think you can’t take an electric vehicle through the car wash or drive in a lightning storm?

This latest research supported a similar conclusion made by motoring publication Parkers.

Last month it reported that some of Britain's most efficient electric cars can travel up to three times the distance of their petrol or diesel rivals for the same amount of money.

a car parked in a parking lot: The VW e-Golf is soon to be discontinued and replaced by the German brand's new ID.3, which should be able to travel even further and offer a much improved range © Provided by This Is Money The VW e-Golf is soon to be discontinued and replaced by the German brand's new ID.3, which should be able to travel even further and offer a much improved range

The car review website worked out how far a car could travel on a single pound, regardless of whether it was a pound of petrol, diesel or electricity.

Britain's most economical 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 (mmp) 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 32.3mpp.

By comparison, the most economical version of the UK's best-selling car the Ford Fiesta was found to do just 9.3mpp, making it potentially almost four times more expensive to run.

It is worth noting that electric cars are considerably more expensive to purchase than their petrol or diesel rivals and can be more expensive to insure, meaning some of these running costs can be negated.

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