An electric car has to drive 135,000 km to compensate for its additional costs
An electric car is very expensive. we knew it The latest study from AlixPartners backs this up, no offense to all the political incenses they praise. Today there are “3,000 euros more in raw materials” for an electric car compared to a conventional thermal car, assures Alexandre Marian, Associate Director of AlixPartners. The difference was “before the Covid only 1,500 euros”. Price hikes in cobalt, nickel and lithium are affecting the cost of batteries, the nerve of the so-called zero-emission car. In 2020, the raw material content for an electric car was only “2,900 euros”. “During last March’s high, it rose to €6,850 before dropping to €5,076 today and it shouldn’t go down any more,” notes Alexandre Marian.
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