Zapmap tracks price-per-mile for best selling EVs

Zapmap tracks price-per-mile for best selling EVs

Here we track the price-per-mile for bestselling electric cars

The sign of an established market is plenty of choice for buyers. It’s safe to say that the electric vehicle market is maturing nicely, and we have come a long way from the days where there were only a handful of models to pick from.

There is now considerable choice for the prospective EV buyer, covering a large range of styles and budgets. In fact, since the last time we ran this comparison, there have been more than 20 new badges launched – plus all the model variants.

As such, we’ve updated our price-per-mile guide, which looks at one aspect of an EV’s affordability – how much it costs to buy a mile of range in a new EV.

We’ve highlighted the best value model in the manufacturer’s line-up as the champion for each particular badge. Note that the table shows base models only – other trim, OTRs and ranges may be available.

All figures shown are compiled by Zapmap based on OTR of base models, and official WLTP range supplied by manufacturers.

Which EVs offer best value for money?

ModelWLTP range(miles)OTR price (inc. PiCG)Price per mile (OTR / Range)
Renault Zoe Z.E.50245£26,670£109
Skoda CITIGOe iV162£17,955£111
Volkswagen ID.3263£29,170£111
Kia e-Niro282£32,495£115
MG5 EV214£24,995£117
Skoda Enyaq iV 77 kWh333£38,950£117
Fiat 500 42 kWh199£23,995£121
Peugeot e-208211£26,215£124
Seat Mii Electric161£20,300£126
Hyundai Kona Electric 64 kWh300£38,225£127
Vauxhall Corsa-e205£26,390£129
Volkswagen e-up!159£20,695£130
Volkswagen ID.4 77 kWh319£41,570£130
Polestar 2328£42,900£131
Kia Soul EV280£37,295£133
Fiat 500 Cabrio199£26,645£134
Ford Mustang Mach-E ER RWD370£50,190£136
Citroen e-C4217£29,680£137
Audi Q4 e-tron 40323£44,990£139
Peugeot e-2008206£29,165£142
Tesla Model 3 LR348£49,900£143
Nissan Leaf e+239£35,695£149
Hyundai Ioniq 5 73 kWh277£41,945£151
Mercedes Benz EQA263£40,495£154
Vauxhall Mokka-e201£31,340£156
DS 3 Crossback E-Tense200£31,490£157
MG ZS EV163£25,995£159
Hyundai Ioniq Electric194£31,450£162
Mini Electric145£26,000£179
BMW i3188£36,025£192
Volvo XC40 Recharge260£49,950£192
Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 35217£42,250£195
Honda e136£27,160£200
Tesla Model S LR412£83,980£204
Mazda MX-30124£26,045£210
Smart EQ fortwo84£17,850£213
Jaguar I-Pace292£64,495£221
BMW iX3279£61,900£222
Smart EQ forfour81£18,285£226
Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life143£32,495£227
Lexus UX 300e196£44,700£228
Nissan e-NV200 Combi124£30,255£244
Porsche Taycan +301£74,794£249
Tesla Model X LR360£90,980£253
Mercedes Benz EQC259£65,720£254
Smart EQ fortwo cabrio82£21,420£261
Audi e-tron GT295£79,900£271
Audi e-tron Sportback 55270£73,875£274
Audi e-tron 55254£71,500£282
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 4262£79,395£303
Citroen e-SpaceTourer Business148£48,600£328
Peugeot e-Traveller148£49,065£332
Mercedes Benz EQV213£70,665£332

Renault has reclaimed top spot in the best-pound-per-mile table, having held the position a number of times in the past. This time, it’s been up against greater opposition, and new names have come along making a significant impact.


EV value for money: Our notes

All models listed use the official WLTP range figure, which we have found to be a reasonable and achievable distance on the whole during day-to-day driving. Clearly, various driving styles, environments and weather conditions will have an effect on the range available from a single charge, but we are yet to find a WLTP figure that seems unattainable.

To be included in the list, all electric models must have a UK price confirmed. If a model is missing from this list, the chances are that full UK pricing had not been revealed at the time of analysis.

Model OTR is that quoted by the manufacturer, and does not include any deals or offers that may be available.

While we hope that this simple but useful metric will help if you are looking to buy an EV, it is worth remembering that price-vs-range is only one aspect of choosing which EV is right for you. As new models become available, we will attempt to update the table to reflect the changes they bring, so keep checking back for more information.