I was looking into going green, but never thought about insurance costs until now. I started looking at solar panels, then at electric cars. I knew there would be a premium for the car, but never thought the insurance would be so high!
Drivers swapping gas-guzzling cars for greener electric vehicles face paying nearly 50pc higher insurance bills. This week the Government said the sale of petrol and diesel cars will be banned by 2040 but at the moment early adopters must pay an average of £1,070 to insure electric alternatives. Insurance costs are 45pc higher than the average insurance premium on a traditional car of £740, according to comparethemarket.com, the price comparison site.