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Published on July 20th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

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Turns Out The Citroen C-Zero Is The Most Affordable EV To Maintain In Europe

July 20th, 2018 by  


Although the electric BMW i3 seems to have the best maintenance schedule, Britain’s most affordable electric vehicle is the Citroen C-Zero, according to automotive data specialist HPI.

The lack of clear electric vehicle (EV) maintenance information is confusing for new drivers. Many people understand that EVs requires little to no maintenance, but this is certainly not something the majority of the population understands. Early EV drivers have stories of only changing brake pads and windshield wipers in the first 70,000 miles, but how many people looked for a used car have heard such stories?

Carmakers don’t like to talk much about EV maintenance since, technically, there is often no reason for any in the first 100,000 miles. That’s not to say there are no costs, though. Understandably, Tesla decided to charge for yearly check-ups to check out its new package of technology in the automotive world. Today, all EVs come with some form of the maintenance schedule.

Citroen C Zero Most Affordable EV To MaintainSo, when FleetNews reported that the Citroen C-Zero is “the cheapest used electric vehicle to run,” we felt that was something the company would want to brag about. After all, who wouldn’t want to sell a car with little to no maintenance?

HPI is the organization that named the Citroen C-Zero the most affordable used electric vehicle to run (in the UK), but not only — the examination also included hybrids on Britain’s roads. In total, HPI noted that electric cars and hybrids more than doubled last year from 20,522 to 45,236.

The analysis of lowest running costs includes monthly running costs, cost per mile, service and maintenance, depreciation, and insurance to calculate a total cost of motoring. HPI found the Citroen C-Zero came out on top at £410 monthly, followed by the Peugeot iOn hatchback at £413 and the Volkswagen e-Up at £526.

Although the Citroen C-Zero is an old car, the new electric Mehari could be just what the doctor ordered — a seriusly fun EV.

Ultimately, until carmakers find a new business model to make EVs, we’ll have to look for more affordable EVs like the Citroen C-Zero.

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About the Author

Nicolas was born and raised around classic cars of the 1920s, but it wasn't until he drove an AC Propulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Eager to spread the news of that full torque, he was invited to write for various CleanTech outlets in 2007. Since then, his passion led to cover renewable energy, test drives, podcasts, shoot pictures, and film for various international outlets both in print and online. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he has forged in those industries. He particularly enjoys communicating about the new e-mobility technology and what it means to us as a society. Today he focuses most of his writing effort on CleanTechnica, a global online outlet that covers the world of electric vehicles and renewable energy. His favorite tagline is: "There are more solutions than obstacles."



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