Electric car, Motus-E: misleading charging cost increase analysis, advantageous flat rates
Alarms about the rising cost of charging an electric car "represent only a partial view of reality" and are "misleading for consumers and businesses". This was reported by Motus-E, the association that brings together the stakeholders of electric mobility, commenting on the results of the research "Electric cars: +161% for one charge" released yesterday by Facile.it.
"The cost of electricity on which the calculations are based refers exclusively to the electricity purchased by a domestic customer with a volatile price and does not take into account either those who have a blocked tariff, or those (who now exceed self-producers) who, thanks to a photovoltaic system, eliminate or reduce energy costs. Furthermore, the survey does not even mention those who benefit from a flat rate for public charging, or a plan, subject to a subscription , in which the customer is offered a charging package for a fixed expense", explains Motus-E, recalling that generally this type of subscription offers rates between 0.31 and 0.35 €/kWh.
Taking a consumption of 6.3 km/kWh as a model, Motus-E calculates that to travel 1,000 km at €0.35/kWh you would spend only 55 euros compared to the calculated 83 euros for petrol and 71 euros for diesel from Facile.it. Furthermore, the association underlines that the prices of traditional fuels were chosen in an ad hoc period, in which they were lower, and still benefit from the excise duty cut made by the government, which reduced their cost by 47% otherwise they would be today at March levels (around €2.16/l for diesel), while electricity only had the exemption from system charges, equal to around €0.04/kWh, comparable to 6% of the current energy price.
Taking for example the tariffs charged by the main operators in the sector, such as Enel Energia at home and Enel in some cases up to 50% less for every 1000 km).
In the case of 100% charging at home, Enel Energia's Enel Flex tariff continues to make electric travel competitive compared to petrol/diesel.
But even the comparison with public charging continues to be favorable to the electric car thanks to Enel X Way's Flat LARGE subscription: 45 euros for 145kWh. In fact, the operator wanted to adopt a responsible choice to promote sustainable mobility and to contain, if not cancel, the impact of the increase in the cost of electricity: in the case of traveling 1,000 km in more than a month, the tariff remained unchanged at 45 euros for each type of car (small car, sedan, D segment sedan): for a distance of 1,000 km in a month there are very limited increases depending on the type and vary from a range of 45-53 euros per a small car (in 2021 it was 45-49 euros) to 45-50 euros for a sedan (from 45-48 euros) to 45-65 euros for a D segment sedan (from 45-51 euros), with an increase in price of no more than 22%.
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