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The analysis focused on comparing five 2020 models of electric and petrol vehicles during May, looking at average annual costs by comparing the purchase cost, refuelling cost per relative miles per fuel unit based on an average annual mileage of 7,900 miles (12,713 kilometres), road tax, MOTs, and servicing and insurance costs based on internal Direct Line policy estimates.

In UK money, purchasing a new EV in 2020 and running it over its lifetime would cost £52,133, as compared to £53,625 for an equivalent petrol fuelled model.