DO­ING A NUM­BER ON CON­SUMP­TION

Wheels (Australia) - - Your Say -

WITH THE NUM­BER of fully elec­tric ve­hi­cles in­creas­ing, please do not con­tinue to state fuel con­sump­tion in your Data­bank ta­bles as 0.0, as this im­plies per­pet­ual mo­tion!

Keep­ing the con­sump­tion con­sis­tent with units of fuel per 100km sim­ply means us­ing kilo­watt hours (kwh) per 100km. Us­ing the ex­am­ple of the Nis­san Leaf and the fig­ures quoted in your May 2019 is­sue, the con­sump­tion would be 40kwh (stated ca­pac­ity) di­vided by 270km (stated range) mul­ti­plied by 100 to bring it to 14.8kwh/100km.

This will help those con­sid­er­ing an EV to cal­cu­late run­ning costs as the price of a kwh is avail­able from our elec­tric­ity bills. An­gus Hen­der­son, Vic­to­ria Pt, Qld Good sug­ges­tion, An­gus; one we’re happy to run with – Ed

“I WILL NOT BE BUY­ING AN EV UN­TIL I CAN SWAP THE BAT­TERY IN 15 MINS

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