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
$/Litre x 7.0 Litres
1.00 $7.00
1.20 $8.40
1.40 $9.80

Average = $8.40

 
Tariff (Energex) $/kWh x 35kWhs Green (+$0.03/kWh)
Off peak 2 0.05* $1.75* $2.80
Off peak 1 0.08* $2.80* $3.85
Peak Avg 0.13* $4.55* $5.60

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.

$2000 source...

5 Sets of Apollo 8822 batteries @ $141.00ea.

$8460

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

Motor life <300,000km >1,000,000km
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*

0kg3 using green 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(?)