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# Electric Vehicle VS Standard Gas Vehicle Fuel Cost Compare the cost of fuel between an electric vehicle and a gas-fueled vehicle driving a certain amount of miles.

##### Example
```Your average miles per gallon (MPG) is 24
The price of one gallon of fuel is \$3.12
The average fuel efficiency is 33 kWh/100 miles
One kWh of electricity costs \$0.226
Trip distance is 120 miles

```
`Divide the trip distance by average MPG for the gas-fueled vehicle;`
`120 ÷ 24 = 5`
`It will take 5 gallons of gas to drive 120 miles.`

`Multiply the cost of one gallon of fuel by 5;`
`3.12 * 5 = 15.6`
`It will cost \$15.60 on gas to drive 120 miles.`

`For the EV first, calculate how far you can drive with one kWh;`
`100 ÷ 33 = 3.03`
`You can drive a distance of 3.03 miles using one kWh of energy.`

`Divide the trip distance by 3.03 to get the number of kWh needed to drive 120 miles;`
`120 ÷ 3.03 = 39.6`
`It will take 39.6 kWh to drive 120 miles in the EV.`

`Multiply the cost of one kWh by 39.6;`
`0.226 * 39.6 = 8.9496`
`It will cost \$8.95 to drive the EV 120 miles.`

### Electrical Vehicle VS Standard Gas Vehicle

Average Miles per Gallon of Vehicle mi/gal US
Cost of One Gallon of Gas gal US/\$
Average kWh per 100 Miles, EV kWh/100 mi
Cost of One kWh of Electricity \$/kWh
Driving Distance mi

#### Results:

 Gallons of Gas Needed gal US Fuel Cost Gas Fueled Vehicle \$ kWh Needed kWh Fuel Cost Electric Vehicle \$

#### Calculation

1. average miles per gallon, gas-fueled vehicle
2. cost of one gallon of gas
3. average kWh of electricity driving 100 miles in an EV
4. cost of one kWh of electricity
5. enter the driving distance

#### Result

1. amount of gas needed to drive the distance
2. the cost for the gas-fueled vehicle
3. kWh of energy needed to drive the distance
4. cost for the electric vehicle