Almost everyone is looking to save money when it comes to car running costs. Even though fuel prices are still hovering around the £1 per litre, no one wants to spend more than necessary on fuel. Which is why, when deciding on a new car, one of the top criteria on people’s wish lists is good fuel economy. Although oil prices have dipped over the last year, the price of fuel is seen as a major factor in the increase of electric and hybrid vehicles. That, alongside the significant technological advancements, are part of the reason why there are more than one million electric vehicles on our roads.

With that in mind, we look at five of the most economical vehicles offered by Fleet Evolution.

The Nissan Leaf has become a pioneer for all-electric vehicles since its inception in 2010. As a fully-electric car, miles per gallon don’t apply, however it will generally do around 100 miles fully-charged, making it more than a capable commuting or city car.

A true modern-day legend, the Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid is great for families and those living in rural areas. One of the lowest-emitting 4x4s on CO2, it offers unrivalled flexibility by coming in both automatic and manuals versions. With the automatic boasting around 40mpg, the manual will arguably give a little bit more.

Volkswagen Golfs are not normally considered economical, however the 1.6 TDI model delivers an outstanding 65.7mpg. Stylish, functional and cost-effective, it is perfect for medium sized families. Having long been an icon of German car manufacturing for more than two decades, Golfs will never go out of style.

The BMW I3 hatchback range extender was BMW’s first foray into fully-electric vehicles. The same as the BMW I3, but with an added on-board petrol-powered generator to ensure that when the battery is depleted you can still continue your journey, the I3 is technology EV at its finest. With a 125 mile electric range, and around 80 miles from the generator, the I3 provides a great alternative to pure fossil-fuelled vehicles.