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.
The reason why many governments turn their attention to electric cars is that it’s a much more environmentally-friendly alternative.
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.