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# Combustion, electricity or LPG, which is the most expensive technology after traveling 100,000 kms?

Gasoline is the most expensive technology in a long time

Price is one of the most important aspects to consider when buying a car; Usually the cost per kilometer is not taken into account, a difficult figure to calculate but very useful to know how long it will take us

Mobility experts at OCU consumer organization have calculated to find out how long it takes to refit a car based on its technology. In the report, they have made numbers for those linking the use of thermal engines with gasoline, diesel, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric segments and LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas).

## Cost per kilometer

The cost per kilometer over the entire useful life of a car is calculated based on a range of fixed costs such as the purchase cost or what is paid in insurance and taxes while it is in use; and other variable costs, including fuel costs and maintenance.

To understand the result of the report, the following points should be kept in mind:

• The calculation rated a car of average size and power
• Refueling costs have been calculated based on the following prices: gasoline (1.63 Euro/litre); diesel (1.48 euro/litre); LPG (0.95 euro/litre); Electricity (0.2 Euro/kWh)
• Plug-in hybrids have reference utilization of 70% with electricity and 30% with gasoline
• Insurance and maintenance costs have been set without distinguishing between types of propulsion
• For cars with bi-fuel engines (gasoline and LPG), the calculation has been assumed with 100% gas utilization

## How long will it take to get your car refinished according to technology

Based on all of the above, the main conclusion of the OCU report is that for someone who maintains a vehicle for 10 years, gasoline is the most expensive technology in the long run.

The table shows the results for all options, taking as a reference the price and cost of gasoline cars:

Engine VariantPrice VariationFuel cost per 100,000 km amortizing additional costGasoline-12,250 Euro-Diesel+ 2,500 Euro8,900 Euro75,000 kmNon-Plug-in Hybrid+ 2,500 Euro10,000 Euro110,000 kmPlug-in Hybrid+ 4,000 Euro6.40 0 Euro 70 . 000 km (25,000 km with MOVE plan) Electric + 7,000 â‚¬ 4,000 â‚¬ 85,000 km (30,000 km with MOVE plan) Gasoline + LPG + 700 â‚¬ 8,550 â‚¬ 20,000 km

Therefore, the first technology to be refined is LPG; The problem, as he points out from OCU, is that the current offer is quite limited.

With regard to plug-in hybrids, the report suggests that although their purchase price is higher, the additional cost is offset by less than 100,000 km, especially if the MOVE III scheme is supported and as long as charging points are used at home. is done.

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