The notice is intended to enable petrol station customers to easily compare costs despite different units of measurement (litres, kilograms, kilowatt hours).
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The petroleum industry criticized the measure as distorting competition, since only domestic electricity prices were used to calculate electricity prices. “Public and, above all, fast charging is usually more expensive, and that significantly reduces the price difference to petrol,” Christian Küchen, board member of the Fuels & Energy trade association, told WELT am SONNTAG.
Currently, public charging at E.ON with alternating current costs from 39 cents, fast charging with direct current costs 49 cents (for roaming customers 44/60 cents). EnBW collects 45 cents for AC charging and 55 cents for fast charging. With the fast-charging network Ionity, it is currently from 79 cents.
What does the energy cost comparison look like?
How is the energy cost comparison calculated?
For each vehicle class shown, the three best-selling German models used and weighted according to sales figures. The WLTP consumption is requested from the manufacturers. The consumption (calculated per 100 kilometers) is then multiplied by the average price of the fuel in the last quarter. The calculations will updated every three months – so it’s not about showing the most up-to-date price possible. Rather, the comparison of energy costs should enable a better comparison of the prices of the different energy sources. Since there are still no hydrogen vehicles in the small and compact car class, this field is not yet filled out.
The individual energy sources – from expensive to cheap
Super/Super E10 is by far the most expensive
There are currently only two hydrogen models
Diesel makes sense especially for frequent drivers
Diesel hasn’t been cheaper than since spring petrol – because of Putin’s war of aggression and increased demand, the price of fuel has risen much more. The lower mineral oil tax, the so-called “diesel privilege”, is apparently not significant. Since diesel engines also work more energy-efficiently and consume less, the price is 8.51 euros/100 km in the small car and compact class, and 9.59 euros/100 km in the medium/luxury class. Nine months ago it was 6.84 and 7.82 euros. It should be noted, however, that the energy density of diesel is higher than that of petrol. On the other hand, for diesel vehicles, a higher road tax due.
Natural Gas (CNG) – higher energy density than petrol and diesel
Autogas (LPG) – the underestimated alternative?
Autogas is more of a by-product of oil and natural gas extraction. One litre LPG costs around 1.00 euros, but the energy content is lower than with petrol or diesel. Prices: 7.06 euros in the small car and compact class, even 87 cents less in the middle and luxury class. Many petrol engines can also be retrofitted to LPG. That might well be worth considering. Last year, autogas, also known as LPG, cost 5.41 or 5.27 euros per kilo. The strong price increase is also due to the fact that the tax advantage will be gradually reduced until the beginning of 2023. After that, LPG will be taxed like premium petrol.
Electricity is cheapest at home
Why do big cars cost less electricity?
A surprise are the energy costs of electricity and LPG: Here, the consumption of mid-range and luxury cars is significantly higher than that of compact and small cars. How can that be?
The Federal Motor Transport Authority provides the consumption data, which is then compared with the respective costs of the energy sources. It is therefore not about real consumption, but about the relatively imprecise standard values according to WLTP. Unfortunately, the Federal Ministry of Economics was not able to explain why large cars want to incur lower costs, especially with electricity and LPG.