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ITF analysis finds that societal costs for electric cars and vans range from €7K to €12K more than fossil-fueled equivalents 18 June 2012 Sample consumer and societal break-even curves for BEVs, with data points for a compact diesel for comparison. Source: Philippe Crist — Discussion Paper 2012-03. Click to enlarge. Electric passenger cars currently cost €4K to €5K (US$5,079 to $6,349) more to their owners than an equivalent fossil fuel car over the vehicle’s lifetime, according to the latest policy brief from the International Transport Forum (ITF), an intergovernmental organization with 54 member countries at the OECD. ITF acts as a strategic think tank for transport policy and organizes an annual summit of ministers. The brief is based on a longer discussion paper published in April. The analysis, “Electric Cars: Ready for prime time?”, finds that the societal costs for...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/06/itf-20120618.html

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