Fuel price horror: E-cars drive almost 60 percent cheaper

“In view of the high prices for petrol and diesel, everyone who drives an electric car is currently saving a lot of money. The average costs for petrol and diesel are currently more than twice as high,” says Thorsten Storck, energy expert at Verivox.

These electric cars are really good

Selected products in tabular overview

BMW iX xDrive50


RRP from EUR 77,300, savings: up to EUR 14,159

Kia EV6

Kia EV6

RRP from EUR 44,990, savings: up to EUR 14,069 / in leasing from EUR 239

Mercedes EQS 580 4Matic

Mercedes EQS

RRP from EUR 97,807, savings: up to EUR 6,152

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai Ioniq 5

RRP from EUR 41,900, savings: up to EUR 12,594 / leasing from EUR 299

Audi Q4 e-tron 40

Audi Q4 e-tron

RRP from EUR 41,900, savings: up to EUR 12,420 / best leasing price: EUR 89

Skoda Enyaq iV80

Skoda Enyaq iV

RRP from EUR 34,600, savings: up to EUR 12,390 / in leasing from EUR 233

Mazda MX-30

Mazda MX-30

RRP from EUR 34,490, savings: up to EUR 12,756 / in leasing from EUR 197

Smart EQ Fortwo

Smart EQ for two

RRP from EUR 21,940, savings: up to EUR 11,430 / in leasing from EUR 60

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

RRP from EUR 46,560; Savings of up to EUR 9570 / in leasing from EUR 275.00

The savings of e-cars compared to petrol engines is currently 59 percent, compared to diesel it is 57 percent.

This is how cheap e-cars are in direct comparison

The average power consumption of the ten electric car models that were registered most frequently in 2020 is 19 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 km. With an average electricity price of 37.02 cents/kWh, the energy costs for 100 kilometers are 7.04 euros. Extrapolated to an annual mileage of 15,000 km, a total of 1055 euros come together.

Gasoline: more than twice as high fuel costs

An average consumption of 7.7 liters per 100 kilometers was calculated for petrol engines. With an average petrol price of 2.20 euros per liter, this results in costs of 16.94 euros. At 15,000 kilometers a year, the petrol bills add up to 2541 euros.

Diesel almost on petrol level

For a diesel car (7 liters consumption), 100 kilometers at a diesel price of 2.317 euros cost a total of 16.22 euros. The diesel driver would leave 2433 euros at the gas station with 15,000 kilometers a year.

Verivox: Vehicle energy costs in comparison

That costs 100 or 15,000 kilometers with an electric car


7.04 euros/1055 euros

That costs 100 or 15,000 kilometers with the petrol engine


16.94 euros/2541 euros

That costs 100 or 15,000 kilometers with the diesel


16.22 euros/2433 euros

ATTENTION: This saving only applies to home chargers, for example on your own wall box! Significantly higher costs can also arise at public charging stations, depending on the provider and the type of charging.

According to the consulting firm EUPD Research, 77 percent of EV charging takes place at home. Therefore, calculations were based on the average price for household electricity, which according to the Verivox consumer price index is currently 37.02 cents per kWh. The average petrol and diesel prices come from (as of March 13, 2022).

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