How much you pay for each mile of range on EVERY electric car


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One thing we’re all pretty sure about is that electric cars are the future!
However, anyone looking to get ahead of the game and go electric in 2021 will find that even the cheapest electric cars can cost quite a bit compared to their petrol-powered counterparts.
So with this in mind, we wanted to find out which electric car gives you, the buyer, the best value for money! We know that, on average, electric cars will offer approximately 86% of the manufacturer’s claimed range, so we’ve put together a list to find out which electric car gives you the cheapest cost per mile compared to what you pay for it when brand new.
It won’t come as a surprise that your Teslas or Taycans will come in towards the top of the list, but can you guess which will take the top spot? Let us know in the comments!
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  • carwow
    carwow个月 前

    Complete this sentence: My dream drag race line-up including both electric & petrol cars would be... ?

  • Billy


    13 天 前

    My Jeep Wrangler against anything you got.

  • Crazy cool cars

    Crazy cool cars

    29 天 前

    Mat vs yianni running race

  • jordlr1


    个月 前

    @Sir Juicebox it's been done on top gear or grand tour, can't remember which but I've seen it.

  • Kierlak Airlines

    Kierlak Airlines

    个月 前

    Tesla Roadster it's "slow" competitors 🤔

  • Trainz And Roblox Fan 2021

    Trainz And Roblox Fan 2021

    个月 前

    Honda E VS Honda Jazz (old jazz)

  • Justice Warrior
    Justice Warrior2 天 前

    EVs are the most stupidest thing ever!!! ZERO freedom to go anywhere away from the city... And no one buys it used so if you sell it you lost all your money

  • Ben Peters-Brown
    Ben Peters-Brown22 天 前

    "Turbo s Is the fastest car you can buy" Telsa: and I took that personally

  • Gowtham V
    Gowtham V25 天 前

    VW ID3 seems to be a good option.

  • Miki
    Miki27 天 前

    Zoe hands down.

  • Arshdeep Singh
    Arshdeep Singh27 天 前

    The very concept of price per mile of "range" is not a very good indicator of real world usability, a much better and practical metric would be to measure the average running cost per mile of operation. Considering the vehicle cost, average average life of battery, average maintenance costs, overheads, charging costs, distance covered per full charge etc for each one separately and then determining the rough running cost per mile would be more appropriate (probably just make a top 10 list since this could take time). Thoughts coming from a data scientist btw :)

  • Our Cars
    Our Cars个月 前

  • The Heck?

    The Heck?

    个月 前


    DEVOTION个月 前

    TATA Nexon

  • CLC
    CLC个月 前

    I don't know whats going on with that lighting but you look like a dead body...😂

  • RLB
    RLB个月 前

    Despite all its flaws, software bugs, poor range and high price I still like my Polestar 2. It adds a bit of excitement to every ordinary day, not knowing what bug or issue will present itself...

  • Tim Bos
    Tim Bos个月 前

    This is very confusing. Why would it cost that much per mile? Does this assume I'm going to charge my card only once and then discard it? This is just a lazy summary. More interesting would be an article based on a 5 year ownership, comparing overall costs, assuming a travel distance of about 15,000km per year, charge costs of XYZ, service costs and leasing costs. Now THAT would give some useful information.

  • Efe Efeoglu
    Efe Efeoglu个月 前

    A fun way to compare the cars but it makes no sense in any way. The actual range estimates doesn't feel right (at least for some of the cars) and it's not a logical way of comparing EVs In my opinion. Sorry Mat. 😔

  • Windswept Concept
    Windswept Concept个月 前

    My missus will tell me what's actually on her mind when I ask her...on car wow

  • Iain Baker
    Iain Baker个月 前

    I mean, this is an interesting list, but isn't it better as an actual list on a website rather than a video?

  • jordlr1
    jordlr1个月 前

    What a pointless video! It's basically saying a Renault is better than a Porche because it costs less.....

  • kritikos889
    kritikos889个月 前

    Fiat 500e?

  • David Colin
    David Colin个月 前

    So, you penalise those manufacturers that are honest with their ranges... because most aren't? I mean, Kia/Hyundai are pretty much the only ones that perform better than their claimed ranges, yet you give them 85% of their claimed range, whereas the Jaguar iPace performs below the 85% of its claimed range. I know that the Kia/Hyundai cars do very well in this comparison, but this is still unjust because they have done far better than the company's claims in every test that I have seen, so you should not be penalising them by that 15% reduction. Add that 15% back on to the figures and you get a very different result.

  • lee macdonald
    lee macdonald个月 前

    It takes 50,000 miles in an electric car before the carbon footprint of an matches that of a petrol car.

  • Mr Slice84
    Mr Slice84个月 前

    Tesla would've won if It was still free to charge

  • Mark Rozee
    Mark Rozee个月 前

    Glad you mentioned MG😀

  • Ayaan Mukherjee
    Ayaan Mukherjee个月 前

    i would like to see a video on tata nexon ev cause its cheap to my eyes and my pocket

  • Sidak Uppal
    Sidak Uppal个月 前

    What about the standard range Tesla model 3

  • mohammad tahir
    mohammad tahir个月 前

    Hi Mat. I wanted to know how far one pound or one dollar would get you in each of those cars.


    Do electric vs petrol or deisel cars on money taken by each of them for 1 mil like for petrol or deisel cars its 1÷its mileage and for electric car how much money of charge it takes to travel a mile

  • Ejdy DMJ
    Ejdy DMJ个月 前

    I don't like Zoe and ID3 isnt best looking either plus its got stupid touch control for Windows when you can press wrong buttons by mistake.. So Peugeot e 208 is the winner for me 🦁👍🏆🏅 best looking small e hatch as well

  • kevin jones
    kevin jones个月 前

    If you have trouble sleeping at night watch this video. Enough said.

  • Praetorius
    Praetorius个月 前

    This is probably the most useless video you've ever made!


    Mat the Tata Nexon is the most value for money ev

  • ୨ ୧
    ୨ ୧个月 前

    $300/mile. This metric would ONLY make sense if each car can only take ONE full charge.

  • Richard Stevens
    Richard Stevens个月 前

    Whats carwow??? Seriously how many times did he mention it. Mention carwow so many time's would put me off going to them.

  • Glenn Nolan
    Glenn Nolan个月 前

    How does this compair to the petrol engine models of the same car? Have you already done a video on how much per mile a petrol car costs because i must have missed it.

  • MAC
    MAC个月 前

    I don’t understand the calculations.

  • jryskin
    jryskin个月 前

    Where is the 500e??

  • numbereightyseven
    numbereightyseven个月 前

    What a useless metric. I hope Mat realises that people use a car for more than one charge, after they buy it. Yeah yeah, obvious, but that's what his metric fails on. Mat's such an internet shill.

  • Ahmet Efe Aktaş
    Ahmet Efe Aktaş个月 前

    Fucky the volvo I love you carwow ehehehehe

  • FunnyVines
    FunnyVines个月 前

    Don’t know if it matters, but my dad can charge for free at every supercharger with his Tesla model s, also my uncle can charge for free everywhere with his model x. So it will save you a lot of money!

  • Neil Holmes
    Neil Holmes个月 前

    How about the Skoda Enyaq iv 80 Matt and a review of it please

  • Miguel Lorente Carreras
    Miguel Lorente Carreras个月 前


  • Gary
    Gary个月 前

    The Zoe is genuinely a great little car. It's nothing on a Mercedes in terms of quality but, it's good fun to drive, available with decent kit and, is no more expensive that similar petrol/diesel hatchbacks. I'm surprised more people don't buy it.

  • ko2marios
    ko2marios个月 前

    It would be much easier to follow this video, if the numbers you are giving were also displayed on the screen. Thanks!

  • steven rex
    steven rex个月 前

    I don’t understand the calculations, is that based on depreciation??


    Can you tell us the real price of the car

  • sai surendra
    sai surendra个月 前

    This is lame... instead you could compare the no.of miles for the same category picking one from electric and one from petrol or diesel cars and then review the total cost including the fuel prices and electric charging prices for their range. Or you can do is compare the both segments for a certain time period, let's say 5 years and compare all the average miles that they would travel and fuel/electric expenses and everything. That would be really useful

  • Alexandra Starr
    Alexandra Starr个月 前

    Has anyone used carwow and is it a good option to find more desirable cars? My 05 mini cooper just passed its MOT but at some point this year ill be trading it in for a mini cooper S coupe, and autotrader is usually my website of choice for finding cars, would carwow be worth looking into for a used coupe?

  • Abhinav John
    Abhinav John个月 前

    MG hs review please matt I'm begging

  • glenn alexon
    glenn alexon个月 前

    You know they're rechargeable, right? You don't have to buy another one when the battery dies. Just saved you a ton of money, Mat!

  • Greg S
    Greg S个月 前

    A strange and not at all instructive calculus for trying to determine value for money of different EVs.

  • 1seipai
    1seipai个月 前

    Interesting. You should do the same with different groups of non electric cars, for example best super saloon, city car etc.

  • Private
    Private个月 前

    Soo boring just an ad for their brokering!

  • nickie Redshaw
    nickie Redshaw个月 前

    Wow well done Zoe ! Thanks for another great video

  • Singlend Hot
    Singlend Hot个月 前

    Volvo = Chinese. MG = Chinese. China is the enemy of democracy. Why buy their stuff?

  • Kebabselector


    个月 前

    Capitalism decided we no longer wanted to manufacture stuff in the west hence why China is succeeding.

  • firstcobra88
    firstcobra88个月 前

    The stock photo Peugeot had downtown Los Angeles as back drop which is odd since they don't sell it in the US

  • Legobricks One
    Legobricks One个月 前

    Where is the tesla model y

  • Yumma
    Yumma个月 前

    If you had based the calculation on doing 36,000 miles over 3 years, then it would have made some sense. But this video is totally ridiculous Matt!

  • Petar Nedyalkov
    Petar Nedyalkov个月 前

    Matt, what is the point of this video? Wouldn’t have been better to take the price for a full charge of each car and use the average price of the electricity in UK do U give us some real infos?

  • Ricardo Albuquerque
    Ricardo Albuquerque个月 前

    Good video, but I think to make a more fair comparison and to have a more accurate €/mi it should have took in consideration the battery power bank of each vehicle because two cars with the same mile range and different battery power banks should have this reflected on the price per mile.

  • Арсен Назарян
    Арсен Назарян个月 前

    you should had done also a mile per dollar version for americans)

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  • MrFishrr
    MrFishrr个月 前

    this is what I call proper content. great vid

  • John Haynes
    John Haynes个月 前

    This is such an odd list. A car’s cost per mile would surely be more of a function of its cost to charge, range and depreciation until being sold

  • Mark Atkin

    Mark Atkin

    个月 前

    Yes its confusing, but this video is not about the cost per mile to run the car. Its about how much range you are buying for your money.

  • darren boulton
    darren boulton个月 前

    Maybe it’s me being stupid, but what’s the point of this one? The cost of the car divided by its range from one fill.....

  • asaad ahmed
    asaad ahmed个月 前

    If I was paying for this video, it would be measured in car wows/minute.

  • Mr.Scobbles
    Mr.Scobbles个月 前

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  • Fast Cars
    Fast Cars个月 前

    Thank you for this information !

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  • Filip Tailor
    Filip Tailor个月 前

    I like the reviews on this channel but it's those statistics videos of Mat alone sharing cool insights really keep me on the couch in front of TV!

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  • Dragos Vascencu
    Dragos Vascencu个月 前

    What about the Mustang Mach-e?

  • Joshua Hall a.k.a. Controlla
    Joshua Hall a.k.a. Controlla个月 前

    Wow. I'm not really a fan of Electric Cars.

  • Andrea Sidoti
    Andrea Sidoti个月 前

    what about the fiat 500e?

  • How Mix
    How Mix个月 前

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    Should have added Tata Nexon ev

  • Jenko Loret
    Jenko Loret个月 前

    You know what would be interesting as well? The average operating costs of all these cars. Cause two cars might be able to travel the same distance, but one might have a smaller battery than the other one. I actually expected that this list would have provided those costs and not the purchasing costs per mile of range.

  • papanton311
    papanton311个月 前

    Matt, are you sure about the 22k price for the Zoe? Does this include the battery? It seems to me too low to be true...

  • papanton311


    个月 前

    I just visited the CarWow webpage and got an offer for a Zoe. It was £23,772 and it's the cheapest one there.

  • Tim Bullard
    Tim Bullard个月 前

    No Mazda MX-30 :(

  • K2edg
    K2edg个月 前

    This doesn't make sense, i was kinda expecting what it cost per mile range (kinda like the electric equivalent of mpg) not price divided by range? What use is that??

  • David M
    David M个月 前

    Not worth bothering. It is well known that the real range relative to the WLTP varies massively from car to car. The Korean makes, for example, get very close. Many of the luxury brands like Jaguar and Audi get nowhere near. You would have been better comparing the cars EPA range, a much more accurate measurement of real world range. the 87% average has no value at all in relation to each car.

  • S.A.J Movies
    S.A.J Movies个月 前

    Tesla model s perfomance vs ferrari enzo...

  • Phoenix Browes-O'Connell
    Phoenix Browes-O'Connell个月 前

    Hyundai ioniq you never said how many miles ot does on a single charge

  • realhass
    realhass个月 前

    ........and yet the government want to ban normal cars (petrol/diesel) by 2030. Obviously, by then electric cars will become super expensive to own one. Smart move.

    NM SHAFKI个月 前

    Mat vs yanni running race do it quick waiting ❤️❤️❤️

  • necraduq
    necraduq个月 前

    This video is a statistical nightmare

  • Mike Chaouk
    Mike Chaouk个月 前

    Bro a mile cost me about 1pound. My 1989 honda accord wins.

  • mc
    mc个月 前

    what about the chinese nio?

  • Luke
    Luke个月 前

    EV's just do not make financial sense. They are expensive to buy compared to their petrol/diesel counterparts and the savings are simply not enough over the life of the vehicle to make it worth it. Sure you could buy a cheap EV but why would I want an entry level one with a poor range when I can have a much better conventional petrol/diesel car for less? I'll be sticking with my Lexus IS hybrid for as long as I can, the equivalent car to that is a Tesla Model 3, I've ran the figures and it wouldn't be saving me any money for the first 5 years of ownership.

  • Lukas Barnes
    Lukas Barnes个月 前

    *Geewhiz has entered the chat*

  • Colin Blackwell
    Colin Blackwell个月 前

    We don’t do this calculation with ICE’s so why EV’s? Better would be to rank by miles per kWh - after all we all understand mpg!

  • Abhilash Krishnamurthy
    Abhilash Krishnamurthy个月 前

    No Fiat 500 EV?

  • Arno Meijs
    Arno Meijs个月 前

    Was wondering what the cost would be over several years of usage incl. depreciation.

  • Milind Dixit
    Milind Dixit个月 前

    This is wrong. The Zoe isn't the cheapest electric car. The cheapest electric car is the BMW GT3 Replica 12V ride-on car for toddlers aged 3+. It has a range of 4.52 miles (assuming 87% of max range) and costs £ it's £55 per mile.

  • Ethan Kang
    Ethan Kang个月 前

    If u have chance u should try Chinese made electric cars

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  • dik zilla
    dik zilla个月 前

    So after one full charge u don’t use the car ever again! Utterly pointless! 💩

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  • Denis
    Denis个月 前

    Could you review the Mitsubishi Space Star please?

  • sara jenkins
    sara jenkins个月 前

    Well this is a fucking useless vid. Y

  • Roman Roman
    Roman Roman个月 前

    What about Eup, citigo, Mi?

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  • Sentinel
    Sentinel个月 前

    any way u could do a drag race with the mclaren 765 lt?

  • Hans C
    Hans C个月 前

    This is total BS. What assumptions were made with regards to total mileage, charging costs, maintenance, residual value, insurance, road taxes, etc.? None, you say? Ah, so you just divided the list price by the estimated miles on a charge. That figure has no practical value at all. You might as well rank those cars on curb weight per cup holder.

  • Anton Delsignore
    Anton Delsignore个月 前

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  • Keith Burke
    Keith Burke个月 前

    I understand you are carwow. But do carwow have to mention carwow every carwow 10 carwow seconds?

  • Chris the Almighty
    Chris the Almighty个月 前

    You should do a nio car review

  • Букша Богдан
    Букша Богдан个月 前

    Please BMW X6 M and the MERSEDES BENZ G63 AMG

  • The Motor Trade
    The Motor Trade个月 前

    Luv ya Matt but this was the most useless video/calculation ever made. Completely meaningless unless you throw the car away once the battery zeros out.