Leo Kerr - "My Electric car"

Date

From: Wednesday May 29, 2019, 7:00 am

To: Wednesday May 29, 2019, 8:30 am

Electric car blogger and advocate Leo Kerr, from the website My Electric Car, writes that it takes about 18 kilowatt hours to travel 100km, so it would cost about $4.50 in electricity charges to travel that distance if you were paying the average Australian price of 25 cents per kilowatt-hour.

In comparison, Mr Kerr writes, the average petrol car in Australia uses 11.1 litres of fuel to travel 100km at a cost of $16.65.

Even in a very efficient diesel vehicle, it will cost $7.50 for 100km.

The cheapest option for electric car owners is recharging at home using the electricity from solar panels and stored by a home battery.

Unless you are recharging using a renewable energy source, the power electric car owners are using still comes from burning traditional fossil fuels which, in WA at least, is primarily coal.

Venue

Matilda Bay Restaurant

Australia Drive, Nedlands WA 6009


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