UK Cost to Drive a Mile
Comparing the cost to drive a mile in the UK between gasoline and electric vehicles
Published: Monday, Aug 7, 2023 Last modified: Monday, Apr 8, 2024
Cost per Mile
If an Electric Vehicle consumes 263 Wh/mi, and the cost of a kw/h is 20 pence, how much does it cost to drive 1 mile?
To find the cost of driving 1 mile:

Convert the consumption to kWh/mi: 263 Wh/mi = 0.263 kWh/mi

Multiply the consumption per mile by the cost per kWh: 0.263 kWh/mi × 20 pence/kWh
= 5.26 pence/mi
So, it costs 5.26 pence to drive 1 mile in that Electric Vehicle given the specified consumption and energy cost.
If the cost per litre of fuel is 150p, and a typical gasoline car has about 36 MPG, how much does it cost to drive one mile?
Convert the fuel efficiency from MPG to MPL (miles per litre): 36 miles/4.54609 litres = 7.92 miles/litre
Find out how much fuel is used for 1 mile: 1 mile/7.92 miles/litre = 0.1263 litres
Calculate the cost to drive one mile: 0.1263 litres × 150p/litre = 18.945 pence
Conclusion
As of August 2023, it’s almost four times cheaper to drive a mile in an electric vehicle than a gasoline vehicle.
Lets not forget the other benefits of electric vehicles, such as:
 cleaner air
 less noise pollution
 less maintenance
 cleaner over time as the electricity grid becomes greener
Thanks to Jujhar Singh for pointing out my initial mistake in the calculation and this Car Fuel Cost Calculator