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E-car or gas burner? Who scores better in the overall comparison over all cost chapters? How To Cars has calculated exactly.
Electric cars are often cheaper overall
But is the claim that electric cars weigh more on the wallet than burners? In terms of the purchase price that is already correct, because the battery with its expensive raw materials drives him upwards. However, considering all costs over a period of several years, the picture looks very different. How To Cars has recalculated – and comes to amazing results. Because: Electric cars are in the overall view often cheaper than similar gasoline or diesel. Example VW Golf: The electric version costs from 35,900 euros. A similarly equipped Golf with gasoline engine is indeed around 3400 euros cheaper. But from the time of purchase saves the electric Golf over the gasoline brother Bares. First of all with the tax: Who announces an electric car until 31 December 2020, is exempted from the motor vehicle tax for ten years. Meanwhile, the golf owner with a cremator under the hood transfers 126 euros a year. Even with the workshop costs saves the electric pioneer, because about the brake wear is lower: every year on average 80 €. But the biggest savings are in consumption. With an assumed mileage of 15,000 kilometers and based on average prices for gasoline and electricity, the e-Golf is around 700 euros cheaper. Per year!
Driving and loading profiles affect the costs
In the total cost of the e-Golf is thus at the same level as a petrol engine. If one now adds the purchase premium (gross 4380 euros), there is even a significant cost advantage for the Stromer. Clear: The total cost accounting has its limits. The equipment of different models are not always 100 percent comparable, in addition, there are e-vehicles often only upscale equipment standard. Buying and loading profiles of the buyers are different and have an influence on the costs: If you have to load often on the way to fast charging stations, you pay more for the electricity. On the other hand, if you use surplus solar power from your own roof for charging, you also save. Another point must also be taken into account in the total cost of account: The individually negotiable discount is usually larger when burned than the e-car.