Electric vehicle (EV) suitability calculations

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How we calculate EV suitability

We compare the daily distance traveled by your existing vehicle and compare that to the daily range of an EV, that is, the distance that a fully-charged EV can travel without needing to recharge.

If the daily distance driven by your existing vehicle is below that of an EV’s daily range, it may be suitable for replacement with an EV.

We give EV recommendations a ranking of Excellent, Good, or OK, with Excellent being the most suitable. EV suitability recommendations are for light and medium-duty vehicles only.

How estimated savings are calculated

The projected CO2, fuel, and cost savings made when converting to an EV are based on the following:

  • Current prices of petrol, diesel, and electricity in your region.

  • Average fuel efficiency of your existing vehicles.

  • Average distance traveled by your existing vehicles.

  • Average time spent idling by your existing vehicles.

  • Average efficiency of EVs of the same size as your existing vehicles.


The estimated savings are based on our calculations and may fluctuate depending on fuel prices and vehicle efficiency.

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