How much can an electric vehicle save you?
A typical petrol car gets 10km of range from 1 litre of fuel. The typical electric vehicle gets about 6km of range from 1 kWh of electricity.
For a petrol car, you’d need 10 litres of fuel to drive 100 km. As of Oct-2022, average petrol prices is around of $1.70 per litre for E10, which means it costs $17 to drive 100 km.
For an EV, you’ll need about 17 kWh of electricity to drive 100 km. My home electricity retailer charges 21c per kWh, the cost for me would be $3.57 (17 x $0.21) per 100 km. Please refer to your own electricity retailer for your home. E.g. AGL – https://www.agl.com.au/rates-contracts/electricity-tariffs
So to drive 100km, it’ll cost you $17 in a petrol car or $3.57 in an EV.
To find out more about how to install an EV charger at home, please have a look at our EV Charger Installation page.
Free EV Charging
As electric cars are getting more popular, some hotels and shopping centres are offering free charging as a tactic to attract more visitors. Let’s put it this way, if you’re still driving a petrol car, no one is going to give you free fuel.