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A new report from carwow has reinforced the fact that electric cars provide best value for mileage. According to them, EVs can take people further on £5 than other forms of transportation.

Average Travel Distances for £5

1. Electric Car: 102 miles
2. Diesel Car: 57 miles
3. Gas Car: 50 miles
4. Train: 20 miles
5. Bus: 13 miles

According to the testing, EVs beat the closest competition of diesel cars, on average, by 45 extra miles of driving.

Mat Watson, Car Expert at carwow said, "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 petrol, but you can't argue with the data. That said, 'range anxiety' is understandable, particularly as the main battery operated tech the average person will be familiar with is the mobile phone.

“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 fueled 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. We hope our findings will help, because it really does seem that in years to come, we could be together in electric dreams.”

To calculate the distances, carwow used the Volkswagen Golf across each of its electric, petrol and diesel versions and calculated cost based on current regional electricity and fuel prices. Local public transport prices from each of the 10 chosen cities were also researched to discover how far £5 would take you on the bus or train.

The 10 cities used were:

  • London
  • Birmingham
  • Manchester
  • Liverpool
  • Belfast
  • Cardiff
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Dublin
  • Bristol
 
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