EVs Hopelessly Uncompetitive In Australia Too


By Paul Homewood

A new report highlights just how expensive electric cars are to run.

The Australian carries the story, unfortunately behind a paywall, but I have got this snippet:


Electric car drivers pay about $5000 to $10,000 more each year in all-up costs than drivers of equivalent petrol or diesel cars, ­according to the federal government’s advisory firm on vehicle emissions.

The ABMARC cost comparison puts all-up costs for the ­battery-powered Nissan Leaf at $14,513 a year, compared with $9211 a year for a standard Toyota Corolla.

The electric BMW i3S costs $19,220 a year, compared with $12,479 for a BMW 118i with a ­petrol engine.

The figures take into account purchase price, fuel or recharging costs, finance, registration and servicing over a five-year period, travelling 15,000km a year.

The firm said it would take up to a decade for smaller electric ­vehicles to reach price parity with equivalent…

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