Comparison with diesel, after a ride in VW ID.3

Freeway charging at the Free to X station in Caponago.

Diesel comparison: Francesco has a VW ID.3 and a Peugeot 208 diesel. After a trip with electric, compare consumption and costs.

From Francesco Casineri

“FifthI would like to share my experience/thinking of my recent trip to Mariano Cummins with me Volkswagen ID.3 with battery from 58 kWh.

compared to dieselCompared to diesel: Recharging at home and on the highway …

My journey begins at home, in a small town Padova County With a battery that is 100% recharged overnight at a rate 0.30 cents/kWh (I have an hour’s wages). This low price was actually due to the fact that I switched power supplies shortly before the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. Presumably, from the fact that the government has borne most (if not all) of the burdens of the system. I leave on Saturday morning with Travel bags and 3 passengers on board. I carry out the first and only charging stage On the highway to Capunago, to fasting from 300 kW at the expense of €0.69 + 0.03 per minute. It’s time for physiological rest, coffee, and I leave again (time to rest 17 minutesloaded 21.49 kWh cost 15.35 EUR).

compared to dieselA trip from 286 km to 120 for 57 euros

arrive to Mariano CumminsWhere I spend the evening and night and then have lunch in the area and leave for home. Excited to find charging stations on the highway, I point to Caponago where this time I have 43 minutes left by loading 34.22 kWh at the expense of 24.92 €. I come home with Cruise Control active 120 km/h (As in the first stop) Arrive with up to 30% battery. withdraw some money:

  • The trip in kilowatt-hours cost me 113.71 € travel 286 km In total
  • Despite having 3 passengers, suitcases, the climate always at 19 degrees (it was very hot in those days) and an average of 120 km/h on the highway, I used up on average 20 kWh / 100 km
  • The total actual expenses for the freight trip was €57.67 (58 kWh x 0.30 EUR at home = 17.40 € + 2 motorway stations 15.35 + 24.92 €)“.

compared to dieselRest is there, but if you do not recharge in fasting

Let me offer some considerations/comparisons:

  • At home I have a Peugeot 208 diesel with average highway consumption 5 liters / 100 km (So ​​I go 20 km per liter)
  • My ID 3 has highway consumption 20 kW / 100 km (so I do 5 km with 1 kWh)
  • To compare electricity and diesel, I must understand that I need 4 kWh to work 20 km in electricity. If you pay them At home, I can spend less on diesel Today (€2 per liter for €1.20 per kWh)
  • But if I start recharging in the fast shafts I still have to go where the energy costs are so I can save on diesel Max 0.40 / 0.45 € / kWh … If I paid more, I would actually spend like a thermal car.

Compared to Diesel: Electric Vehicles Have Invaluable Advantages

I want to make it clear that I deliberately took into account Electric cars weak point: the highway. On a medium-long trip with important conditions (abnormal temperature 36-37 degrees, a car full of passengers and suitcases). The purpose of my post is to help Real numbers and experiences Someone like me has approached the world of electricity with more than a little bewilderment. Always keep in mind that this trip is the worst case in which we can “put the car”. But there are factors that I cannot give economic value to. Driving pleasure With the latest generation of Adas, the pre-conditioning of the passenger compartment, Silence In general when driving, the signal Then terms acceleration.... But sure They are worth the “ticket price” to switch to electric.

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