Just what is the bottom line cost of ownership to buy and run a plug-in vehicle over petrol?  Do plug-ins yet compare to comparable petrol cars?

Nissan LEAFs and e-NV200 at V2G station in the UK

Nissan LEAFs and e-NV200 at V2G station in the UK

Andy Rogerson (aka Electric LEAF Man), who has done a fine job in the past on reporting for us on the state of public charging in the UK (and Ecotricity specifically), gets into the nitty-gritty of the costs of switching to am all-electric vehicle the UK in an informative new spot.

"In this video I explain how much it costs to run an electric car, buy an electric car and then compare it to a traditional petrol/diesel engine car in cost. Do you think EV's are expensive?"

One immediately notices from the presentation that the cost of gas per liter (around ~£1.15/liter or $1.45USD) in the UK is quite a bit more expensive that in the US.

Doing the currency and metric conversions, a gallon of gas in the UK costs roughly $5.50 as compared to a national average of $2.20 in the US  (2.5x more) - which obviously makes "doing the math" on EVs a lot more attractive in the UK and throughout Europe.

As always, our thanks to Andy for the 411!

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