EV running costs

Our golden rule at generalQ is an EV should not cost more to run than a hybrid, petrol, or diesel vehicle - environmental ambitions should go hand in hand with commercial viability, and they do when it comes to EVs.

There's a lot to consider when comparing EVs to petrol or diesel vehicles, and you should compare.

What's the same:

What's different is fuel. This is where the primary cost saving is with an EV, where the running cost is considerably lower due to the price of electricity. However, it's important to consider:

Sample - Cost to run

We've done some quick back of the napkin math here on some of New Zealand's most popular EVs to look at how they stack up against other popular cars. Engage with us to get a far more detailed understanding of your vehicle operating costs.

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