Leo Kerr - "My Electric car"
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.
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