10 Aug '11, 6am

Cost to Run a Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Vehicle: $233 a Year; $0.82 a Gallon

Cost to Run a Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Vehicle: $233 a Year; $0.82 a Gallon

Photo Credit: www.hybridcars.com The cost of running an electric vehicle, specifically a Mitsubishi i-MiEV, amounts to NZ$280 (US$233) a year, the equivalent of paying NZ$0.26 a liter (US$0.82 a gallon), according to the southern Pacific island nation’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).High efficiency and low running costs are the key factors behind electric vehicles’ (EV) extremely low running costs, according to the EECA, which determined the cost of running the Mitsubishi i-MiEV as part of introducing a consumer label August 8 . EECA labels have appeared on petrol and diesel vehicles since 2008, giving consumers the benefit of “independent, comparative information on the efficiency and running costs of vehicles,” according to the EECA. “The label makes it easy for people to see just how much lower the annual running costs of an electric vehicle are,” ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/10/cost-to-run-a-mitsubi...

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