Fuel-efficient but not money-saving

2018-08-23 13:53

   In this era of rapid development of electric vehicle industry, electric vehicles have become one of the options for many people to buy cars, but electric cars may cost more to consume energy than gas-powered cars

   The advantages of electric vehicles are nothing more than quiet, fast acceleration, or the cost of charging (change) low advantage; However, due to the fluctuation of electricity price in Europe caused by the international situation, as well as the shortage of charging piles and the increase of setting costs caused by the epidemic, many European media have found that the charging cost of electric vehicles even exceeds that of traditional fuel vehicles after calculation.

   In recent years, the concept of saving money on electric vehicles has become popular, especially in France. According to the report of local media Le Repiare des Motards, in response to the shortage of power supply and the rising cost of power generation, the mainstream Ouest charging station in France even charges prices within a month. More than doubled from 22 cents to 49 cents per kWh; While privately operated charging points may reduce costs for long-term holders through membership or monthly rentals, the cost of charging them over long distances will be less stable than the price of oil, or even more so. But charging pile rates fluctuate and vary as much as traditional fossil fuels

   Of course, the above examples may not be specific enough. Take the largest locomotive model for example, also the model with 15 horsepower (about 125c.c). In Europe, we take the electric car Zero DS and the traditional oil car Honda CB125R as representatives. In the UK, it costs up to £13.46 to fully charge the 18kWh battery at a supercharge station. For Honda CB125R, the current petrol price in the UK is £1.50 per litre, and a full 10.1 litre tank costs £15.15. Although the power curve and energy performance characteristics of electric and fuel cars are hardly comparable, But what is known is that the cost of charging an electric car will get closer to that of a conventional fuel car,

   Will that shatter the myth that electric cars are easier to keep? It is unclear whether the Zero DS, an electric car, will actually save money compared with a comparable petrol car

   If electricity and energy costs continue to rise and the price advantage is no longer available, I think the incentive to buy electric vehicles in the future will be even weaker than it is now. If the price of energy costs continues to rise, it will become a major obstacle to the development of the electric motor vehicle industry