The ion has excellent running costs as it has zero tailpipe emissions which makes the Peugeot exempt from car tax and congestion charges in central London. Similarly it is eligible for £5,000 as part of a government grant for electric vehicles scheme. Charging the car for 5 hours will cost around £2 but fast charging bays will put the car to nearly full running in half an hour. As there are less moving parts in the car, servicing should be on the affordable side too. It also outshines the i-MiEV with entry level price as it starts at £28,499 where the iOn comes in at £26,216.