Daily Archives: April 8, 2012

Drive Electric

Dutch motorists have never paid such a large share of their income for petrol, even during the 1970s oil crisis.

In 1973, a litre of petrol cost €0.36, while the average income was €8,000 a year. In the 1990s, some 3.5% of household spending went on petrol but that has now risen to 4%.

Petrol now costs 1.88 euro* a litre or 2.46 USD, which makes it 9.31 USD a gallon!

I’m glad I’ll drive all over town electric, it only needs to be a bit warmer so a long tour is do-able. And otherwise maybe I need a Renault Twizy, which is fully electric, but then I need a garage too.

*70 percent is taxes.