Electric Vehicle Drivers Could Save £92 MILLION On Their Energy Bills Each Year

Electric Vehicle Drivers Could Save £92 MILLION On Their Energy Bills Each Year

Posted 14 September, 2021 at 11:00

Author Mark Bradshaw on behalf of (IFM) Independent Forecourt Magazine


  • Almost a third of EV drivers haven’t changed their energy tariff since purchasing their car 
  • This is despite cost (39%) and the environment (32%) being the biggest motivators driving people to switch from fossil fuel powered vehicles  
  • EV-friendly price comparison site Love my EV saves its users an average of £351 a year by finding them greener, cheaper energy 

 

SEPTEMBER 2021: Electric vehicle (EV) drivers could save £92 million1 a year by switching to a dedicated EV energy tariff, reveals new research from Love my EV, the UK’s only dedicated electric vehicle and energy tariff price comparison site.   

 

Almost a fifth of EV drivers surveyed weren’t aware of EV-friendly energy tariffs that could save them each on average £351 a year on their energy bills.  Even amongst those EV drivers who had heard about these tariffs, the majority are not signed up to one, with drivers saying that they either didn’t know enough about these tariffs (24%) or how to compare them to find their best options (20%). 

 

The two motivators driving sales of EVs are fuel cost savings (39%) and ecological reasons (reducing their carbon footprint 32%), but people need to shop around for energy if they are to maximise their cost savings and carbon impact. A third of EV drivers haven’t changed energy provider or tariff since purchasing their vehicle, which could see them paying far more than they need to for their power. 

 

More EVs were registered than diesel cars for the second month in a row in July in 2021, according to industry figures2, with one in 10 cars sold in the UK now battery powered3.  With more EVs on the road than ever, there is an urgent need for increased uptake of EV specific tariffs that save consumers money and support the use of greener energy.  

 

Mat Thomson, co-founder of Love my EV, comments: “Electric Vehicles can not only benefit the environment, they can also save people huge sums; but drivers need to shop around for the best deals. There are more and more dedicated EV energy tariffs available, as energy suppliers compete for drivers making the transition away from polluting petrol and diesel engines. Getting yourself on a specialist EV electricity tariff is not only one of the greenest things you can do, but it will also save you on average £351 a year. 

 

“With differing prices of energy through the day, the best energy tariff for an EV household depends on the consumer’s car use and home energy use patterns. Love my EV can compare energy tariffs for the individual by simply asking a few easy questions to understand the best options.”    

 

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