The cost of charging at home is 6 times smaller than the cost of refueling
We made a comparison between a BMW i3 and a Skoda Superb, taking into consideration the costs of charging/refueling.
The difference of cost is of 1.59 euro/100KM for an electric vehicle compared to 9.1 euro/100 KM for a fuel based vehicle, which is 6 times more.
A BMW i3, a car that is pure electric, consumes 13 KWh/100 km, whereas a Skoda Superb consumes ~7 liters/100 KM. The cost for 1.000 de KWh is about 123 euro in Romania, which means that 13 KWh costs 1.59 euro. This is also the consumption of a BMW i3 per 100 KM.
A Skoda Superb consumes an average of 7 liters per 100 KM and at a cost of 1.3 euro per liter, the cost is of 9.1 euros per 7 liters.
Charging your car at home is just one of many possible scenarios. In everyday life, you will find yourself in the situation of charging wherever you can: at your workplace or in one of the public charging stations around the city.
This means even lower costs in the long run.
Ce e diferit față de vehiculele pe bază de combustibil?
Motorul unei mașini electrice este mult mai simplu decât cel al unei mașini pe bază de combustibil, iar părțile care se strică cel mai ușor la o mașină obișnuită nu se regăsesc în cea electrică.
26 european countries offer different incentivized programs for supporting the acquisition of electric cars and building of charging infrastructure. More will follow as the cost of EV batteries drops and driving an electric car becomes the new trend.
The grants include tax exemptions and tax credits, up to the point where for some European countries the state offers a grant of the price for the purchase of a new electric car.
The support of governments can come in the form of grants for purchasing a car to free parking, exemptions from access restrictions in urban areas and tolling exemptions.
European Union supports different programs of building charging infrastructures all the way through the most important routes in Europe, so that any EV can charge when needed.
Access to publicly available charging infrastructure is another desired incentive for these modern car owners.
The engine vibrations, the smell of gasoline and the lack of traction when you want to overtake another car while driving disappear when you have an electric car. Electric cars are fast, they benefit from a smooth acceleration and have no engine RPM. All this because of an engine that offers an instant torque to different traffic maneuvers.
Plus, electric cars don’t abuse the senses: they offer an elegant and fun driving experience for any driver.