Online Calculator To Determine Cost Of Moving To An EV

A new FREE online calculator tool will help Australians determine the cost of switching to an electric vehicle (EV).

The concept has been developed by the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) of Australia  and created by Evenergi with the support of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). The calculator takes into consideration postcode, the type of car sought, the number of kilometres driven per year, and whether you have solar panels. The data is used to produce a comparative cost of owning an electric vehicle (EV) against a standard internal combustion engine vehicle.

“I think people understand that owning an electric vehicle is cheaper than owning a combustion engine car, but crunching that down into hard numbers can be very hard,” says Behyad Jafari, EVC Chief Executive.

“The tool that Evenergi has developed is very sophisticated and considers a range of relevant factors.

“For example, say you’re looking to buy a new family sedan. You drive about 15,000km a year, you live in Sydney’s west, and you have solar panels on your roof. In this case the calculator assesses that you will save $10,800 over five years of ownership if you opt for an electric over an internal combustion engine sedan. That’s a very salient piece of information to understand when you’re making your next car purchase.

“EVs have fewer moving parts and run cleaner so they are far more reliable. You also have the convenience of charging at home or work, instead of queuing up at the petrol station.

“We know from survey data that most Australian drivers want to consider an electric vehicle, but they don’t yet understand how clear the advantages are.

“This calculator will help make their decision easier. Even if an EV costs a little more than a high-emission vehicle, you are likely to claw that back over a few years — and have a great time doing it.”

Evenergi Chief Executive, Daniel Hilson says the calculator is really helpful for Australians.

“Similar tools exist in other countries, but this is the first time a calculator has been tailored to the Australian market,” he says.

“Anyone considering an EV should be able to get a quick, general idea of the savings they will pocket. We’ve calibrated this tool with customisation options that allow it to do exactly that.”

Access the calculator HERE.


2 April 2019

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