There’s no doubt that the future of driving is electric. In fact, Morgan Stanley predicts that 72% of all car sales will be electric by the year 2040.
Almost every major automaker has already invested billions of dollars into expanding their electric vehicle lineups. Within 20 years, it will probably be next to impossible to actually buy a brand new car that still runs on plain ol’ gasoline. Until that day comes, though, the debate between electric car vs gas costs rages on: which one will save you the most money overall?
Most EVs still have higher-than-average starting prices, discouraging plenty of cost-conscious buyers. Then again, regular gas-powered cars don’t come with any tax credits. Then there are factors like auto insurance, general maintenance, and resale value to consider. Finally, one has to weigh the costs of filling up the tank at the gas pump versus charging your EV.
Here’s how everything breaks down, in an infographic from Wallet Genius.