This applies not only to the Netherlands, but also to most other European countries. The investigation includes all costs, including fuel, depreciation, taxes, insurance and maintenance. Leaseplan conducted research in 22 European countries. The calculations are based on a lease period of four years based on 30,000 kilometers per year.
Electric cars are cheaper or just as expensive as combustion engine cars in the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, according to the report. In the Netherlands, the average car costs for driving on diesel are 1299 euros per month, for petrol 1172 euros, for a hybrid 1194 euros and for electric driving 950 euros.
The report, which is being released for the sixth time, is a wake-up call for policymakers, according to Tex Gunning, CEO of LeasePlan. “Electric cars are now cost-competitive across Europe, but government intervention on infrastructure is lagging hopelessly behind. We call on policymakers to finally stand up and invest in a charging infrastructure worthy of their climate ambitions.”
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