In the UK, fully electric car sales are on the rise – with more being registered in 2021 than the combined sales of the five years previous, according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
There were 190,727 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) registered on UK roads in 2021, which totals a 76% increase on 2020's figures and a whopping 11.6% of the total 2021 new car sales.
As the interest in electric cars increases so does the interest in electric car insurance, with petrol/diesel car owners weighing up the costs in making the switch to electric.
UK car leasing company Vanarama has investigated which job titles get the best and worst deals for EV insurance.
The Average UK EV Driver Profile
Before Vanarama could investigate which job titles get the best deal for EV insurance, they used data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), BBC and Statista to come up with the average UK EV driver profile.
The best-selling make and model of electric car in the UK for 2021 was the Tesla Model 3, which sold 34,783 units – making it the second-best-selling car of any powertrain in the UK in 2021.
Doctors And GPs Pay The Most For EV Insurance In 2022
According to our research, the worst jobs for electric car insurance are currently held by doctors and GPs. Both roles were charged a minimum of £1,004.97 for an annual insurance premium for the Tesla Model 3.
Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon theme in the health sector, with nurses coming third on the list and being charged a total of £993.91. In fact, there were no job titles in the health sector that made it into the top 50 lowest-paying roles.
The hospitality sector has also fared unfavourably in the results, with both bar staff and chefs making it into the top five highest premiums. They are quoted £950.95 for an annual insurance premium on a Tesla Model 3.
Engineers Get The Best Deal For EV Insurance In 2022
Our research shows that design engineers are getting the best deal for electric car insurance in 2022, paying only £747.99 for an annual premium – almost £257 less than doctors and GPs who are being charged the most.
Overall, roles in the engineering sector are being quoted lower insurance premiums than any other sector, with six engineering roles in the top 10 lowest premiums. The only engineering title that didn’t feature was software engineer, though it still made it into the 25 lowest premiums.
The marketing sector has also fared well in the results, with all associated roles sitting in the 20 cheapest job titles.
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