Annual fuel costs calculator
Use this handy calculator to work out annual fuel costs for different cars.
|Calculate your annual fuel costs|
|Fuel price ($/litre)|
travelled in km
NOTE: The average motorist travels about 15000 kilometres annually.
Purchasing a vehicle that has low fuel consumption and driving it efficiently is not only good for the environment but will also save you money.
You would probably expect there to be differences in fuel efficiency between vehicles of a different size, but there are also noticeable differences between vehicles of similar size. You can use the Fuel Consumption Label on new vehicles to compare the fuel consumption of different vehicles and estimate how much it will cost to run cars of different models and makes
To give an indication of potential savings, a difference in fuel consumption of just one L/100km will cost - or save - the average motorist about $195 a year. This is assuming the motorist travels 15,000 kilometres during the year and petrol costs $1.30 a litre. If the price of fuel per litre increases by 10 cents, the difference in annual fuel costs increases by $15.
When you multiply these costs over a number of years you can see that the differences really start to add up.