‘Really cheap’: Electric Vehicles now up to 93 per cent cheaper to run than petrol car
First published in The New Daily, 12 August 2022.
Australian motorists can access incredible savings by switching to electric vehicles, but there’s still some huge hurdles standing between households and lower fuel bills, new research finds.
A report by Solar Citizens on Friday using data from industry players revealed charging an EV using solar is now an astonishing 93 per cent cheaper than filling up at the petrol station.
It costs between 60 cents and $1.82 per 100 kilometers to run an EV charged with solar power during the middle of the day, the advocacy group said – compared to $19.2 for a typical petrol car right now. That figure rises to $3.50 if the EV is charged using power from the grid – still about 81 per cent cheaper than petrol.
“Prices during the day are really cheap,” said Solar Citizens national director Heidi Lee Douglas.