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EV vs ICE: Are electric cars worth it?

Internal combustion engine vehicles still make up the majority of car sales. But are the benefits of electric enough to make you switch? We compare the two.

Despite the fact that we’re only years away from an end to the sale of new internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, they are still the dominant market contender in 2021 – with a 56.1% market share (739,203 registrations) as of September (SMMT).

However electric vehicle sales are experiencing rapid growth, even performing well during the Covid crisis which saw general car sales fall. BEVs (battery operated vehicles) currently hold a market share of 9.5%, PHEVs (plug-in hybrids) at 6.6% and HEVs (hybrids) at 9.1%.

But are electric cars worth it? For those considering making a new vehicle purchase, offering company EVs, or upgrading their fleet, we’ve pulled together a summary of the core differences of battery power versus ICE.

VehicleFuel cost per monthFuel cost per mileFuel cost per annun
Hyundai Kona Electric£283.5p£340
Hyundai Kona 1.0 Litre Petrol£11814.8p£1,421
Hyundai Kona Hybrid£8010.0p£959
VehicleFuel cost per monthFuel cost per mileFuel cost per annun
Mini Electric£313.9p£370
Mini 3-Door Hatch 1.5-Litre Petrol£10413.0p£1,244
Mini Countryman PHEV£708.7p£839
Mini Countryman 1.5-Litre Petrol£11414.2p£1,368
Mini Countryman 2.0-Litre Diesel£9111.4p£1,094

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