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Saving more than money

When you make the switch to an electric vehicle, you aren’t just saving on petrol and running costs – you’re saving the environment for generations to come. Electricity is cheaper than petrol or diesel, meaning switching to a Volkswagen plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle could reduce your running costs. And it’s not just powering your vehicle that’s cheaper – maintaining it can be more cost effective too.

Government initiatives

The government encourages making the switch to electric by offering a range of grants and schemes to make buying an electric car cheaper. These vary state to state and are available on their website.

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Easier to run

Easier to run
Electric cars not only cost less for the Earth, but also cost you less to run. Electricity is cheaper than petrol or diesel, meaning you could reduce your running costs.

Easier to service
Battery. Motor. Converter. That’s all an electric car needs to move. With fewer parts, it’s easier to diagnose problems and cheaper to fix them.


The value stability of electric vehicles depends primarily on two factors: a competitive range and the durability of the battery.

The ID. Range offer much longer ranges than previous electric vehicle technology, making it suitable for everyday use and ensuring that it remains competitive for years to come.

More sustainable at similar cost

All in all, the overall costs for electric vehicles are expected to be at the same level as a comparable combustion engine vehicle.

On top of that, you get to feel good about making an important contribution to the environment, which is not only good for you but, above all, generations to come.

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Volkswagen eMobility Range

Volkswagen Plug-in Hybrid Range