By now we know that switching from an endothermic car to an electric one has benefits in terms of carbon footprint on both the city and the air ecosystem, impacting less on emissions and particulate matter.

While with gasoline cars we have a more or less in-head idea of consumption, with electric cars that recharge with plugging, we may not have an accurate idea of what happens with an EV.
Let’s try to shed some light on this by trying to calculate the consumption of an electric car. We will use data calculated according to the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure) standards, which are nothing more than European parameters that reveal how much a car consumes, through a series of tests carried out under specific conditions equal for all models.

The consumption of an electric car is expressed in kWh/100 km, which is like kilometers per hour but obviously related to electric energy. Each car has a different consumption, as with endothermic cars, which can vary based on batteries, weight, assembly, etc..
The average consumption of an electric car is 13.5 kWh/100 meters, but in order to determine the average consumption of an electric car, certain aspects must be taken into account, such as the remaining charge and battery capacity.
Reference is often made to “20 to 80 percent” charging because it is not recommended to go below that threshold. Therefore, considering an electric car with an average battery size of 50 kWh, more or less 30 kWh of electricity will be used to go from 20 to 80 percent.
Assuming an average range of 400 km, each kWh can travel 8 km.
If, on average, the cost per KWh is 0.50 euros, with 2 euros it is possible to travel about 32 km.
If we take into account the price of gasoline, which as of now is closer to 2 euros per liter, with average mileage of 15 km per liter, the electric solution allows you to do twice as many kilometers as an endothermic vehicle with the same expense.

According to Sorgeniausing charging stations we can reach an average expense of 20 euros (with a range from 16 to 31) while at homedepending on the voltage used, recharge can cost up to 8-9 euros.This cost can be reached and lowered even further if you have a photovoltaic system that channels energy.
When comparing the endothermic solution with the 2 euro-per-liter rate, as previously stated, we can convey that a “full tank” ranges from 50 to 100 euros depending on the car at hand.

Even if we were to adjust the price to the ongoing 1.80 rate, the electric solution still turns out to be more affordable as of now. In fact, what seems to be unaffordable to most Italians is the full price of EVs, which is deemed very expensive unless it being subsidized the government.
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