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:
The petrol equivalent costs £22865:
And if you want one, you will have to wait till next February for it:
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:
But the equivalent petrol Kia, the Sportage, costs only £27250:
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?