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How can electric vehicles save you money?

How can electric vehicles save you money?

How can electric vehicles save you money?

One of the biggest day-to-day savings we can make is the cost of fuel. A 2018 study showed that electric cars cost half as much to operate as a diesel or petrol alternative. Our cost calculator analyses your personal usage to tell you if you’re able to save some cash by buying electric.

So whilst our calculator works it’s magic, here’s some tips for saving money with your existing diesel or petrol vehicle:


  • Inflate tyres properly


Your tyre pressure is important to your vehicle, regardless of whether it’s electric or diesel/petrol. Achieving optimum tyre pressure can stop your fuel consumption increasing by up to 3%. Tyre pressure can decrease due to the thermal contraction and cause uneven wear. It’s recommended that all drivers check their tyres monthly, but if you can at least once per week.

  1. Stick to the speed limit

Sticking to the speed limit can be challenge but not accelerating all the time can boost your fuel economy. If you were on the motorway and you didn’t go up to 70 mph, you will be dropping your fuel efficiency significantly and slowing down can decrease your fuel economy by 23% which means your fuel can last a lot longer.

  1. What’s in your boot / trunk?

Do you drive around with things in your car that you don’t need? Well, don’t. Emptying your vehicle will help your fuel economy decrease accordingly. Want it to rise 5% more? Well… if you have a roof rack, remove it from your vehicle when you’re not using it.

  1. Roof bars

Removing your roof bars to put them back on is a big pain but removing them when they aren’t needed can save up to 15% on your fuel bill. The more you pay for roof bars the easier they are to use so we recommend taking a look at the easy version, called the “quick release”. The money you pay for the roof bars you would have saved on fuel anyway, so why not give it a go!

5, How clean is your engine’s air filter?

Have you got a dirty air filter in your engine? This can decrease your fuel economy and can stall the engine. The fuel filter should be replaced per the recommended schedule of the vehicles manufacturer. This will have another big impact on the fuel efficiency.

  1. Tune-up

Checking your engine oil is a pain (yup, another one), but having the right amount of oil in your vehicle can make you more economical, raising fuel efficiency by ten percent.

  1. Narrow tyres

Narrow tyres are more economical as they reduce the aerodynamic drag that tyres normally have. Every vehicle can purchase narrow tyres for their vehicle at a reasonable price (although we do recommend shopping around a bit), just make sure it’s been approved by your car manufacturer.

  1. Air con or windows open

Driving with your air conditioning on? Do you really need it on…? Having your windows open can be more fuel efficient when you are driving at low speeds in residential areas. Once you have reached the speed limit of 20 mph it is more fuel efficient to keep your windows shut and put the air conditioning on low.

If you drive smart, look how much money you will be saving.


Find your Electric Vehicle Solution in 2019 

Find your Electric Vehicle Solution in 2019 

Find your Electric Vehicle Solution in 2019 

2019 is the year to start getting excited about switching your diesel or petrol vehicle to electric, as the electric vehicle revolution continues to gather momentum. Over the last few years electric cars have become more affordable.

We’re seeing new models rapidly being developed by car manufacturers such as Tesla, BMW, Hyundai, Nissan and Volvo. The electric vehicle drive is backed by government initiatives to improve air quality and to build all new homes with charging points. They’ve also had a mention in the Queen’s speech too.




Making the EV switch has to be beneficial to you as a driver. Doing your research into how this could work for you and the costs involved is key! The benefits to the environment and the people around you may be key to your decision making. As we can all do our bit to ensure the air we breathe will be cleaner.



So, what research does you need to undertake? All drivers want to know all different things as we all have different driving needs, priorities and habits. This is where CleanCar are here to help. As you want to know if making the EV switch would personally save you time and money and our CleanCar system has been developed to help you do just that.





Don’t be the last one to find out if an electric vehicle would suit you…

Switching to a EV is a daunting prospect for all of us. Stories of short battery life and lack of charging points are ones we’ve all heard. We all regularly share bad news rather than good. However, what if the savings and environmental benefits could really impact your life and those around you?



Carrying out impartial, risk-free research will allow you to explore any potential benefits and come to your own conclusion. The conclusion being whether this is something that work for you based on your current mileage and driving requirements. So, have we mentioned that CleanCar have a tool to help you do this?



The CleanCar calculator has been developed for this purpose. It will identify if EV’s could work for you. Our calculator will also provide an insight into which type of vehicle would be most suitable for you.





>> Check out our calculator today <<

CleanCar will help and guide you on the route to becoming an EV driver. However, it’s only if the EV switch suits you and saves you money.


So don’t just think about it, have a try. Use our calculator and then contact CleanCar. The easy and risk-free way of finding out if switching to an electric vehicle could work for you. What have you got to lose?





 Try our calculator 


Once you’ve used the calculator and peaked your interest we’ll send you a device. The CleanCar device gathers data from all your journeys and will automatically upload this data to your personal CleanCar portal. We’ll answer the following questions for you:


  • Is an EV suitable?
  • Which EV would be the most suitable vehicle for my needs?
  • How much money will it save me?


If you’re now interested in exploring an electric vehicle we’d love to chat with you so email us on or call us on XXX and we can answer any questions you have and arrange for a device to be sent out to you.




Here are a few questions that you could need answering…


How does the CleanCar device work? In more detail…

The CleanCar device is an incredibly smart piece of kit, but for this FAQ, we will keep it simple.


  • The CleanCar device has been designed to record GPS coordinates of your location while you are driving.
  • It will do this every 10 seconds or 100 metres or 25-degree change in direction so on a winding road it takes more coordinates and on a straight one less.
  • The device saves these coordinates and every few minutes it connects to the mobile network via an onboard sim and uploads these to the CleanCar portal. It will store around ten days of driving if for any reason there is no signal.
  • Once we receive the data, we store it up, and while most people are asleep in the early morning, our servers and algorithms convert it into journeys and statistics.
  • The following day you will be able to log in see your stats.
  • CleanCar aims to help users like you to make the switch from your internal combustion engine to an electric vehicle


Who are the team behind CleanCar?

CleanCar is owned by The Virtual Forge and run by Alex Baker. are a company who design exciting and innovative software systems for some of the worlds best-known companies and they also analyse lots of data. With over 100 employees based all over the world, with offices in the UK, Portugal and the USA. Our founder Alex Baker would love to hear your views, drop him a line on


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