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Electric mobility is an important contributor for sustainable mobility and for increasing energetic efficiency in transport. It is expected that this contribution be ever higher, as both the autonomy of electric vehicles rises and the number of charging stations nationwide. Thus, leading to a growing number of users from this new kind of mobility. 

Electric vehicle

Combustion Engine Vehicle

Elétrico
Combustão
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  • Emissões

    Emissions

  • Performance

    Performance

  • Custos

    Costs

An average range vehicle was used, registered in 2020, for this comparison. The results analyse the vehicle’s entire life cycle, from its production onwards (source: Transport & Environment).

Electric

Produces, on average, 84 g of CO2 per kilometre.

One of the most noticeable things when driving an electric vehicle is the silence, which makes the experience more relaxing.

Electric

Maximum power is available as soon as the vehicle accelerates

Maintenance of the electric vehicle is much simpler: there is no engine oil to replace or spark plugs and, due to regenerative braking, the brakes and tires are largely spared.

Electric

Charging costs are also reduced. For this comparison, we used the BlueAcademy Savings Simulator and a KAUAI 39.2 kWh was used

A diesel and gasoline equivalent vehicle, registered in 2020, was used. 

Diesel

Produces, on average, 233 g of CO2 per kilometre.

Gasoline

Produces, on average, 253 g of CO2 per kilometre.

Engine noise is constant when driving a gasoline vehicle and is even more noticeable in a diesel vehicle.

Diesel/Gasoline

Acceleration is done progressively through the gearbox

In a combustion vehicle, the engine oil must be replaced (every 10,000 kilometers), in addition to the engine's brake pads, tires and spark plugs. On average, annual maintenance costs triple.

Diesel

On average, it spends an over €880 to fuel the vehicle for a year

Gasoline

On average, it spends an over €1,330 to fuel the vehicle for a year