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View cardiff eagle's Profile cardiff eagle Flag 28 Aug 22 7.17am Send a Private Message to cardiff eagle Add cardiff eagle as a friend

I have a electric car on order (from last year!!) as before the cost of living stuff all kicked off, it was going to be far cheaper over the year to run. Now the rates are just going up and up, Iím seeing articles saying that actually petrol/diesel will be cheaper or at least the same cost.

Iím able to cancel my order with no penalty so am tempted to on that basis as can just keep my current car, not incur cost of a new car and if thereís no savings to be had then donít see the point.

Anyone on here know anything about this? Are the news headlines just the typical scaremongering or are they actually true?

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 28 Aug 22 9.01am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Expert opinion suggests that it will become more expensive to run an electric car from October.

But, a lot depends on how efficient your existing car is and your typical annual mileage. It is expected that electricity prices will come down....eventually, and very likely that petrol/diesel prices will increase.

I'm no expert cardiff, but there could be a case for delaying your car swap until the economy (and the world) returns to a more settled state. Of course, it may not, and that's the dilemma we're all facing right now.

 


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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Online Flag 28 Aug 22 9.43am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

Its very much a what's your personal circumstances type of conundrum - but from a personal perspective - if your existing jalopy owes you nothing (its fully paid for) then stay with it -

Now is not the time for non essential large purchases (unless you have deep pockets) the economy is on a rollercoaster & who knows how bad its going to get -

There is a national shortage of new cars so in many ways the dealer will probably be pleased if you cancel the order, then they can sell the same car to someone else on the waiting list for more money & that's not even touched on the current / future running costs / diesel / electric comparison -


Just my tuppence worth -

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 28 Aug 22 11.36am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Originally posted by Dubai Eagle

Its very much a what's your personal circumstances type of conundrum - but from a personal perspective - if your existing jalopy owes you nothing (its fully paid for) then stay with it -

Now is not the time for non essential large purchases (unless you have deep pockets) the economy is on a rollercoaster & who knows how bad its going to get -

There is a national shortage of new cars so in many ways the dealer will probably be pleased if you cancel the order, then they can sell the same car to someone else on the waiting list for more money & that's not even touched on the current / future running costs / diesel / electric comparison -


Just my tuppence worth -

IN BOLD summarises the best. Electric cars are still quite a few years away from being significantly better/cheaper than petrol/diesel. They are still bringing out better/efficient models on a monthly basis, so personally I'd wait quite a bit longer before going electric.

 


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