22 March 2024

EV mileage increases as range and infrastructure become more reliable

Analysis conducted by Cap HPI suggests a notable shift in driving patterns, particularly regarding electric vehicles (EVs) compared to petrol and diesel cars. Exploring data from over 17 million vehicles from 2014 to February 2024, drivers have shown a dramatic increase in EV mileage.

The data indicates a steady rise in average mileage. By the end of 2023, EVs were averaging 8,292 miles per year, trailing behind traditional petrol and diesel vehicles by 743 miles annually.

This analysis reveals a broader trend across all vehicles, regardless of fuel type or age. The average mileage, spanning from new to a decade old, experienced decline from an initial 11,381 miles per year at the onset of 2014 to 9,654 miles per year by February 2024, marking a reduction of 1,727 miles on average.

Excluding battery electric vehicles (BEVs), the average yearly mileage for vehicles in the UK reached 9,035 miles by the end of 2023.

Improved EV ranges and an expanding charge point infrastructure contribute to this trend. Alongside this EV drivers do seem to show more confidence in the vehicles’ range ability and many are now more confident planning a journey effectively.

Many of these concerns have made fleet managers nervous to make the switch to electric, however with an increased infrastructure and manufactures making affordable cars available with ranges of up to 300 miles, the switch to electric may not be as strenuous as previously imagined. Speaking with an Activa account manager can give you the confidence and knowledge to run an electric fleet either today or in the future.