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Charging an electric car – is that even cheaper than filling up with gas?

2022-09-27T04:23:48.356Z

Charging an electric car – is that even cheaper than filling up with gas? Created: 09/27/2022, 06:00 By: Marcus Efler Electricity prices are rising, petrol and diesel are becoming cheaper. Is it even cheaper to drive with an electric vehicle than with a combustion engine? Depends on. In the past few years, it has been a clear matter: Anyone who drives electrically saves quite a bit of money co



Charging an electric car – is that even cheaper than filling up with gas?

Created: 09/27/2022, 06:00

By: Marcus Efler

Electricity prices are rising, petrol and diesel are becoming cheaper.

Is it even cheaper to drive with an electric vehicle than with a combustion engine?

Depends on.

In the past few years, it has been a clear matter: Anyone who drives electrically saves quite a bit of money compared to operating a car with a combustion engine.

Although the hope of lower maintenance costs has not yet been fulfilled, one thing could be relied on - that charging electricity for 100 kilometers is significantly cheaper than filling up with petrol.

Overall, the maintenance of Stromern is considered cheaper.

But now the tide is turning, not least because of the uncertainties in the energy supply caused by the Ukraine war.

After the tank discount expired, the prices for petrol and diesel have not yet reached the previous record levels again, and are currently falling steadily.

Charging an electric car – is that even cheaper than filling up with gas?

On the other hand, the cost of charging electric cars is increasing, and charging a battery is more expensive than it used to be.

More and more shops such as the discounters Aldi and Lidl are replacing free charging with payment models - which is understandable in view of rising electricity prices.

And Tesla has just raised the prices on its superchargers again.

Charging electric cars is becoming more expensive.

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But how does a current cost comparison look like?

To determine this, we compare the energy costs of the electric BMW iX1 xDrive30 (313 hp) with those of the 218 hp petrol engine, the X1 xDrive23i.

According to the factory specification, the electric vehicle needs 17.3 kWh per 100 kilometers, the combustion engine 7.2 liters.

Both values ​​were determined according to the new WLTP standard and are slightly below real consumption.

Charging an electric car – filling up at the wall box is still cheaper than filling up with petrol

With an assumed liter price of 1.90 euros per liter of E10, you have to calculate 13.75 euros per 100 kilometers for the combustion engine.

Of course, the price per liter fluctuates depending on the time of day and region - but this is no comparison to the different electricity prices.

Slow AC charging, for example at the home wall box, is cheaper here.

Many households are already paying 50 cents per kilowatt hour: That means 8.65 euros per 100 kilometers for the electric iX1.

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So that would be significantly cheaper than driving a four-cylinder, which is also inferior in terms of performance.

Households that still get their electricity for 30 cents get it even cheaper, and electricity from Aldi and Lidl only costs 29 cents/kWh.

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The calculation looks a little different when the Stromer driver charges fast direct current on the way.

Here you can now set 70 cents/kWh: results in 12.11 euros per 100 kilometers.

The costs are therefore clearly approaching those of the petrol engine.

However, electric travelers can restore the distance by lowering the energy costs - if they head for cheaper columns or take out a subscription with a particularly cheap charging card.

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To complete the calculation, here is the most economical diesel in the range: the front-wheel drive BMW X1 sDrive18d consumes 5.5 l/100 km.

At a price per liter of 2.02 euros, this results in 11.11 euros per 100 kilometers.

Even in view of the high diesel prices caused by the war, in this case (albeit with significantly less engine power) you are cheaper on the route than Stromer travelers without a subscription.

In all other cases, it is still cheaper to drive electrically.

With the emphasis on "yet".

Source: merkur

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