how much do I save with an Electric Car?

 

 

DRAFT ONLY - AT THE MOMENT THIS CALCULATOR IS ONLY A DRAFT FOR REVIEW.  THANK YOU FOR ANY FEEDBACK.

The calculator below works out the financial consequences of selling your current conventional car and trading it in for an electric vehicle.  It is primarily meant as a comparison between a compact car (e.g. Ford Focus, Toyota Yaris, Honda Civic, etc... etc...) and a Nissan Leaf.

The scenario is that you sell your current car, purchase a similar electric vehicle (same level of comfort and quality), without having to pay any cash up front (we calculate the savings based on the scenario where any additional money needed will be provided by a car finance company at a relatively high rate of interest, as shown in assumptions below).  The calculator below will work out how much money you would save (or lose) in this type of scenario.

You can change all the settings and assumptions to match your own situation.  What you will find is that if you drive more than around 50km a day - i.e. 18,000km a year, you will start to see significant savings.  You can save and share your results at any time. 

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If you switch to an Electric Car today, your wealth, five years from now, will change by: calculating ...

detailed results for one year :

  Current Car Electric Car
TOTAL
setup
set up of infrastructure
sale price
purchase price
cost of sale and purchase
finance
value at the start of the year
value at the end of the year
original amount of loan
loan at start of the year
interest
loan repayments
loan at the end of the year
cash left after hypothetical end-of-year car sale
fixed
insurance
licensing and WOF
operating
actual KMs driven per year
fuel
fuel per week
maintenance and service
tyres
unscheduled repairs
total cost per KM
other
car rental KMs driven
car rental
car rental fuel
subsidies
personal contribution

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disclaimer

Please use completely at your own risk. This tool is meant to be used as an indicative guide only. Please seek professional advice for any decisions you may make and do not make any decisions based on what is presented to you in this tool.

ALPHA VERSION ... this page is for testing only ... stay tuned for the first release ... if you have any questions then please contact modules [at] sunnysideup.co.nz

to do

  • add padding on top that is the same as fixed header
  • allow to change values from chart
  • review: https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-APIs-for-retrieving-car-value-data, http://www.programmableweb.com/api/kelley-blue-book-infodriver, http://developer.edmunds.com/faq.html#faq-2, https://developer.ibm.com/apimanagement/2014/10/31/whats-driving-apis-automotive/, http://www3.epa.gov/otaq/tcldata.htm, https://www.carvoyant.com/
  • set up form to select make and model
  • dont select current car value, but let user select car model and age ...
  • make it easier to understand save methods
  • move all content down by size of Header
  • make a list of links for each assumption / variable
  • see assumptions relevant to each section
  • ability to add uber / public transport / walking / train / long distance bus / flying / cycling KMs...
  • break down cost in