Who Can Afford Electric Cars?

Who Can Afford Electric Cars?

AUGUST 8, 2022

tags: Electric Cars

By Paul Homewood

Electric cars still remain hopelessly unaffordable for most car buyers:

The Vauxhall Mokka, for instance will knock you back £32685 for the basic model:

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The petrol equivalent costs £22865:

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And if you want one, you will have to wait till next February for it:

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The Mokka is only a small SUV. Drivers who need a family sized SUV will need to pay more than £40000. For instance, the Kia Niro will knock you back £42490:

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https://www.kia.com/uk/new-cars/offers/retail/pcp/niro-ev/

But the equivalent petrol Kia, the Sportage, costs only £27250:

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The government is expecting millions of EVs to be on the road long before the 2030 deadline.

But how many drivers can afford these sort of prices?

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