Buying a new car is an expensive business - especially in recent years when production and material costs have forced many manufacturers to increase their prices. But if you’re prepared to consider different brands and examine exactly what you need from your new car, you can still bag a great electric car without breaking the bank. The electric car revolution has seen new names enter the market – some of which will still be unfamiliar to many. When looking at prices, you should also factor the total cost of ownership (TCO). While electric cars are still more expensive than their petrol and diesel counterparts, you could save thousands a year in fuel costs. Over time, these savings will add up to more than the premium you’ll pay in the showroom.