Using an electric car is certainly cheaper than a petrol model, but the gap between countries, taking into account the changes in prices that occurred between 2021 and 2022, can also be incredibly high. This is highlighted by a study published by DriveElectric in Great Britain which, after calculating the costs within the country – with expenditure for Ice models which fell by 8.6% between 2021 and 2022, while it rose by 22.9 % for electric ones – switched to monitoring the rest of the world.
Ranked 30th globally for the difference between the cost of fuel and electricity to fill up with petrol, the UK indeed shows a gap of 190.37% between the average cost of £20.63 to cover 100 miles with a car on petrol and £7.10 for the same 100 miles on an electric vehicle.
But broadening the horizon, we discover that this apparently important difference is nothing compared to the ‘paradise’ of Hong Kong electric cars where the cost per 100 miles is 817.06% higher than with a traditional car (Average cost per 100 miles in 2022 £32.46) compared to the BEV (£3.54).
Electric users in Hungary are also really favourites, with an advantage for full batteries of 758.62%, followed by Norway (727.44%), China (700.42%) and Turkey (649.40%).
In this research, Italy is included only in the ranking of the nations that have recorded the greatest increases in the cost of electric recharges. We rank 10th globally (comparing 2022 vs 2021 at 46.8%) behind Sweden, Slovakia, Lithuania, Belgium, Spain, Finland and Austria – who recorded increases ranging between 87.3 and 52.5% . Things fared better in the United States, Latvia, Luxembourg, Norway, Romania, Croatia, Germany and Denmark, with increases between 42.7% and 27.8%. Remaining within the range of the 25 countries examined, the lowest increases were those applied in Portugal (+13.8%) and Holland (+10.1%)
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