We have had a Kia e-niro 64kw now for a year and absolutely love it. The only regular long journeys we do are to my other halfs dad’s in Upper Arncott Oxford (169miles) and ocassionally to a friend who lives in Folkestone (260 miles). For the Oxford journey summer or winter we stop for an extra half hour charge just the once. For Folkestone a bit longer and also once on the way back.
Just got back from Oxford last weekend where we were getting about 4.6pkWh doing a steady 70 on the motorway. Can’t say I’ve notices a 30-40% drop in range in the winter. It says a full charge is 285 miles but of course I know that is not the case but I can honestly say it isn’t too far out.
Before prices rocketed I was finding 50kw chargers for about 28p pkWh so for Oxford and back it was costing me just over £13 and that was giving me more than enough to get home without any range anxiety whatsoever.
At home I have a 7.2kw charger and am on Octopus Go tariff which gives me 5ppkWh between the hours of 12:30 & 4:30am. I always charge at that time and can put on 119 miles for £1.49.
My last car Honda Civic 2.2ltr diesel did on average 56mpg. With diesel at what £1.8999 per litre and roughly 4.45609ltrs per gallon that is £8.466. I could charge at home about 78 miles for 98p.
We lease our car and the monthly payments which include servicing, tyers, breakdown etc cost quite a bit less than if I were to get a loan to buy a reasonably decent second hand car, reasonably decent of course being very subjective. the lease car is brand spanking new and one we could never afford new be it electric, diesel or petrol.
More than happy.