The rise of fossil fuels, gas and electricity seems unstoppable and this not only affects our domestic bills, but also the cost of using our private means of transport. But to what extent? Now you can calculate it.

In an attempt to improve consumer information and give absolute transparency to the price of fuels in the European Union, a centralized project on the website was launched months ago euros per 100km, managed by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO).

On this website, users of means of transport access information that allows us to calculate how expensive it is to travel with our vehicle, as well as the average cost of each fuel, whether liquid, gas or electric.

This is how it is calculated

The methodology used for the calculation performed each quarter has been approved by the European Union and aims to obtain national average prices indicative of the cost of each fuel sold in Spain in units of euros per 100 km.

For this, the average price of the same in conventional units must be multiplied for each fuel by the approved fuel consumption in a specific vehicle model or a sample of vehicles at the choice of the Member State.

The best-selling models have been selected and ensuring that the sample is as homogeneous as possible in terms of weight and power

To assist member states in applying this methodology, the European Commission has promoted the project PSA Fuel Price Comparison. Within this project, different alternatives have been analyzed when implementing the methodology, and each Member State has opted for an implementation in accordance with the information available and the situation of the fuel market in each country.

In the case of Spain, the method consists of the use of average retail prices newspapers reported during the previous quarter by service stations and oil operators in the case of Gasoline 95 E5, Diesel A (B7), LPG and CNG.

Regarding electricity, both domestic and fast charging, the latest available values ​​collected in the Electrical Indicators Bulletin published by the CNMC.

When selecting the vehicle sample, in Spain we have chosen one that is representative of the Spanish passenger car market according to the available data, selecting for each fuel the best-selling models and ensuring that the sample is as homogeneous as possible in terms of weight and power for the different energies.

In any case, it must be taken into account that this comparative information of national average prices in € / 100 km is a mere estimate and that the actual costs for each vehicle and driver will be different and will depend on both the price applied at the service station and the actual consumption of the vehicle, the latter in turn influenced by a large number of factors such as: weight and size of the vehicle, mechanical condition, type of driving and driving environment (urban or road).

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Gasoline or electric car? Keep an eye out

Focusing on the data provided by the Ministry, we observe that only the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) it has withstood the general increase in prices and maintains a very reasonable cost per 100 km and less than 3 euros.

There are not many models available for this type of gas on the market, SEAT is one of the brands that is most committed to this, and it is even more difficult to find a service station that supplies it, but it is more than evident that it is currently a very economical alternative.

Not as much as the electricity, yes (taking into account only the cost of energy), although with nuances. It is true that domestic recharging is still the cheapest alternative according to data from the last quarter, but it is also true that the cost of electricity continues to rise unstoppably and that the fast recharge variant is even more expensive than Diesel A or Diesel. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), although for the moment the data reflects total stability in the average price.

As expected, Gasoline 95 is still the most expensive alternative when refueling a private vehicle, and in six months it has risen almost one euro for every 100 km.

Evolution of the average cost per 100 km of the different types of vehicular energy

Calculate what it costs you to circulate with your car

These are the general average data in relation to each fuel, but as we have said it is a highly variable figure depending on the vehicle and driving of each user.

We cannot tell you how much your driving style costs, although we can tell you that doing it with sharp acceleration and braking and at high speeds will undoubtedly make each trip much more expensive.

The cost per km of cars is skyrocketing in Spain, even electric ones!

Click on the image to access the official MITECO calculator.

What we can tell you is how much it costs you to cover 100 km with your car on average. To do this, click on the previous image, which takes you to the calculator that MITECO offers on the official website of the eurospor100km project. Luck!