Use the Journey Cost Calculator to calculate the cost of a journey and discover the savings you could enjoy by switching from a petrol or diesel car to an electric vehicle (EV).
Electric cars offer a number of benefits over petrol or diesel vehicles, with lower running costs being one of them.
Compare electric car running cost with petrol or diesel
To use the Journey Cost Calculator, select an electric car from the list and choose a petrol or diesel car you’d like to use to compare electric car costs.
Enter your journey distance, journey frequency and both your home electricity costs and petrol/diesel costs.
Calculate the cost of running an electric car with the Journey Cost Calculator
The Journey Cost Calculator will help you to calculate the cost of a journey and compare electric car costs on a typical journey with those of driving a petrol or diesel car.
To use the tool, select an electric vehicle from our list of new or used plug-in vehicles and select a petrol or diesel car that you’d like to compare with an EV. Then enter your journey distance, journey frequency and both your home electricity costs and petrol/diesel costs.
For details on how to use the Journey Cost Calculator and how it estimates fuel costs, see our Journey Cost Calculator Guide.
Your results will show how much you could save on the total journey fuel cost, when driving electric instead of petrol or diesel. The benefits in cost of driving an EV will also be shown in cost per mile and annual cost for your chosen journey.
The default electricity costs are updated on a monthly basis using the current electricity price cap p/kWh and latest average fuel prices sourced from RAC.