2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
Electric vehicles are much more expensive to buy than petrol or diesel. But even with the costs per kilometer, according to the ADAC, only a battery electric vehicle can score.
Electric vehicles are not only much more expensive to buy than cars with internal combustion engines. In the ADAC car cost comparison, with the BMW i3, only an electric car turned out to be more profitable than vehicles with petrol or diesel.
BMW i3 3.1 cents cheaper than BMW 118i
The BMW i3 costs 52.3 cents per kilometer, which is 3.1 cents cheaper than a comparable 1 Series. The victory, however, results from the not too great difference in the purchase price between a 118i and the i3. In the duel with the diesel variant of the one, there is a draw with 52.3 cents.
Overall, the traffic club compared vehicles from nine manufacturers. The calculation is based on the purchase price, depreciation, fuel or electricity costs, workshop and tire costs as well as taxes and insurance - with a holding period of four years and an annual mileage of 15,000 kilometers, as the ADAC announced.
BMW i3 in front of VW e-Golf and Nissan Leaf
The i3 is followed by the VW e-Golf, which costs 54.1 cents per kilometer and is already 5.5 cents more expensive than the comparable petrol model. Third place is occupied by the Nissan Leaf in the Acenta trim level.
The cheapest electric cars are the old electric smart with 43 cents before the Renault Zoe, whose kilometers cost 43.9 cents and the e-Up from VW with 45.7 cents. The fact that the differences run up to 16.2 cents in some cases is due to the acquisition for the traffic club.
In the first eleven months, 7518 battery-electric cars were registered; the number in Germany is currently 19,500 electric vehicles. (AG)