Britons travelling home for Christmas in an electric car could save over £100

Britons could save over £100 by ditching planes, trains and traditional petrol cars this Christmas, by travelling home in an electric vehicle.

Research by electric car smart charging provider NewMotion, which was recently acquired by Shell, has found that a return journey from London to Glasgow in an electric vehicle will save Christmas travellers £124 over the cost of catching a train, that’s the price of two averagely prices 5kg turkeys or 60 kilos of Brussel sprouts.Those travelling to and from Manchester from London by EV are set for a saving of £73 over the cost of a train fare for the same journey while those making their way to Newcastle could save £123 the same price as two Hatchimals, named as one of the top toys for Christmas 2017.

In comparison to seasonal train fares, which often take advantage of those making a Christmas escape, significant savings can be made by choosing an electric vehicle for return trips.

The figures for the findings are based on a fully charged Nissan Leaf, which has a battery capacity of 30kWh and driving range of 250km.

UK Business Developer for NewMotion, Lee Feihn says,

“For many, Christmas is a time to be reunited with friends and family. We wanted to show that travelling via an Electric Vehicle is a real and cost-effective option for travellers this festive season.”

Prices sourced from on 29.11.17based on a return fare: outbound travelling December 22nd at 5:30PM returning January 01st after 3:00PM

Fully charging a 30kW Nissan LEAF will cost about £3.64 and give you about 185 kilometres of range

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