I want to reduce the cost of my motoring - what electric car should I choose?

I would like to swap my 15-plate BMW 1 Series M Sport for an electric car to do the school run, which is a 20-mile round trip, and occasionally a 65-mile run to the airport. On the assumption there is a charging point at the airport or office and that I can use my solar panels at home, what would be a good choice of EV? I would like to buy on a monthly PCP arrangement. My main motivator is reducing the total cost of motoring.

Asked on 17 April 2019 by Andrew Harvey

Answered by Andrew Brady
It certainly sounds like an EV would suit your use - although do some research into charging at airports first. I spent six months with an e-Golf and found it very tricky trying to charge near an airport, unfortunately: www.honestjohn.co.uk/our-cars/volkswagen-e-golf/.

Don't let that put you off, though - many cars will be able to cover the 130-mile round trip off a charge, and you could always stop somewhere on the way home for a rapid charge. I'd recommend the Hyundai Ioniq Electric - it's an excellent EV with a range of up to 174 miles.
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