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Author: Peter Blank


Whitianga to Wellington is 655km by Google maps.  The EV has an average cost to fast charge of $10 per 100km or $65 plus $49 RUC (road user chargers) or total of $114 to Wellington.  ICE (internal combustion engine) vary from say 9 litres per 100km to 4.5 litres per 100km.Big car $218 or small car $114, cost of petrol.  Costs are the same for a small car versus a small EV. These figures for EV vehicles are for an average driver but as most EVs do have huge performance, if this is used, they will be more expensive to run than an ICE vehicle. Journey time for the EV is at least three hours longer...

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