How expensive are electric vehicles?
According to online news site BusinessTech, owning an electric vehicle (EV), either in the form of a pure battery-powered (BEV) or a hybrid of some kind, is expensive. BMW’s BEV, the 1.3, costs R606 800, while the more popular Nissan Leaf retails at R474 900.
As for hybrids, the MercedesBenz C350e retails at R804 900 while the Volvo XC90 and the Porsche Cayenne 2 cost R1.2m and R1.5m respectively. BusinessTech also makes the point that while some of these vehicles are cheaper to recharge than filling up the tank with petrol or diesel, there is the expense of time related to recharging and the lower range of some vehicles. “The majority of electric vehicles currently on the market can only handle between 120km to 320km on a single charge,” it reported.