Fiscal Costs Comparison Table
|All costs are in AUD||Petrol Echo||Electric Echo|
|Energy consumed per 100km.||7 Litres/100km1||351 kWh|
|Energy cost per 100km||
Average = $8.40
Off peak 2 green = $2.80
|Consumable cost per 100,000Km||
Engine Oil, Coolant, Oil Filters, Air Filters, Fuel Filters, Spark Plugs, Timing Belt, Labour.
|Consumable cost per 100Km||$2000/1000 = $2.00||$8460/1000 = $8.46|
|Total cost per 100km||$8.40 + $2.00 = $10.40||$2.80 + $8.46 = $11.26|
Environmental Costs Comparison Table
|Consumables recycle ability||0%||95%|
|kg of CO2 / 100km source...||2.3kg CO2/Litre x 7Ltrs = 16.1kg||1kg CO2/kWh x 35 = 35kg for coal generated energy*|
|CO2 produced in building vehicle source...||11 tons.||11 tons?4|
*Electricity generated using coal (90% of electricity in Australia) must not be used as it is so inefficient it produces roughly as much CO2 as an equivalent car petrol engine. (www.ilea.org/lcas/taharaetal2001.html)
1 These consumption figures are derived from the same real-world commuting circuit.
2 12 x 12V 90Ah lead acid batteries.
3 This does not include CO2 generated in the production of the batteries because this would vary significantly depending on whether the batteries were made from raw materials, recycled materials (95% of all lead acid batteries are recycled) or whether the batteries are reconditioned.
4 There are far less motive components in an electric vehicle so this figure could include 1 set of batteries(?)