Driving an electric car saves you money

EEVEE Mobility have revealed that UK Tesla drivers are only spending £47 per month on charging. This is less than a single tank of petrol showing the huge savings driving an electric vehicle (EV) offers. Eevvee found Telsa drivers saved £28 per month compared to petrol motorists.

Steffen Brans, EEVEE Mobility founder, said: “Here at EEVEE, we believe that transparency in charging costs is essential to drive EV adoption. This data begins to paint a picture of the real-world behaviour of EV owners and in doing so highlights one of the key benefits of EV ownership – lower running costs.

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“We always knew that it’s cheaper to fill your car up with electricity rather than petrol, but thanks to EEVEE, we now know exactly how much it is costing drivers to charge their EVs. As a Tesla owner myself, these findings are incredibly useful, and I look forward to seeing how the data evolves as cars from different manufacturers become compatible with EEVEE.”

Additional data gathered by EEVEE provides further insights into electric car ownership experience over the last two years. Among EEVEE users who charge their vehicles at home, work or in public, an overwhelming majority of charging (84 percent) takes place at home.

This is likely reflecting the shift to home working due to the COVID pandemic, compared to just six percent at work and 10 percent in public. Regardless of where users charge, the EEVEE Driver app provides a holistic overview of their total charging costs all in one place.

The app also ensures zero-emissions drivers are not left out of pocket because of charging at home or in public for work purposes. The app generates reports for users which can be sent automatically to the accounting department of their employer, making it possible to accurately claim back charging costs.

As well as being fully General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant, EEVEE has implemented strong measures to ensure personal or vehicle data cannot be accessed by third parties without permission. The app connects to vehicles using an API token. This a ‘virtual key’ provided by the manufacturer. Users can revoke access to this at any time by changing their password.

To date, the EEVEE Driver app has been downloaded over 50,000 times, with users in 47 countries. As well as Tesla, the app recently became compatible with electric models from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. More brands expected to join in future.

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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