It is sometimes difficult to appreciate the cost of filling up your petrol/gasoline vehicle against the cost of recharging an electric car. In the UK the cost of a gallon of petrol is over six pound which equates to around 56.5 mpg for the Nissan Micra Visia. A Nissan Leaf costs around £2.03 for a full charge which will give you around 109 miles of journey capacity.
The comparable cost per mile is:-
Nissan Micra Visia 10.6 pence
Nissan Leaf 1.86 pence
To put this into perspective, if the price of electric was to rise by 10% per annum and the cost of petrol/gasoline was to remain constant it would take 18 years for the two prices to meet. This puts it all into perspective for UK gasoline/petrol drivers and electric car enthusiast.
Nissan Micra Visia
56.5 mpg (from nissan.co.uk website)
1 gallon petrol UK = £6.00 (petrolprice.com)
£6.00/56.5 = 10.6p per mile
109 per full charge (from nissan.co.uk website)
£2.03 for a full battery charge (carbuyer.co.uk)
£2.03/109 = 1.86p per mile