I'll make this simple for you. EV = the normal cost of owning and operating an ICE, minus car tax and fuel. You can also get grants directly from the government: https://www.gov.uk/plug-in-car-van-grants/what-youll-get Yes, that's right - the UK Government will give you money to reduce pollution. What I did is add additional benefits to the already awesome benefits for the OP, such as getting paid for contributing to the national grid if you have a solar panel. As stated though, if you got the room for solar panelling, you would be the biggest douchebag god ever let through the door, if you didn't have an EV for a 20 mile round trip. A 20 mile round trip which only requires 1 full charge a week. As it stands it is just a no-brainer. Putting this into perspective, in the UK you can visit a 'park and ride' (or whatever) on a Saturday, go to town to shop/meet friends/watch a movie as per normal, safe in the knowledge that in less time than it would take for you to do your business in town, your car would be charged for an entire week for your 20 mile round trip. Or what about just doing the weekly grocery shop for 30-60 mins? No worries, as all major supermarkets have charging stations now at the big and sometimes no-so-big stores. On a side note, there is currently discussion in parliament to fine people for running their engines when in traffic, amongst other ideas, to reduce pollution in cities. People do have this awful habit of just sitting there in traffic with the engine running for no reason at all. This would be an extension of the current law... https://www.ons.gov.uk/aboutus/tran...edpenaltynoticesforstationaryidlingofavehicle ...which as you can see is “Lighting and noise offences”. Some talk I've heard is £20, but I think £50 is more likely after it gets put through parliament. As for enforcement, they are going to monitor it and issue fines based on the cameras at traffic lights, looking for heat output of a vehicle, which, if it is giving off enough energy through the read, will trigger a photograph and an offence ticket issued automatically to the owner. Did I mention insurance? Oh yeah, that's a 5% reduction right there...shop around. Your EV overlords are coming. And they mean business.