THE ECONOMIC DIMENSION OF THE ELECTROMAGNETIC PROCESS – COMPARISON STUDY OF COSTS OF REPAIRS OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND POWERED WITH CONVENTIONAL FUELS
The development of electro-mobility in Poland is one of the inevitable processes awaiting the Polish automotive industry. For each potential electric vehicle user, the information on the vehicle’s operating costs therefore becomes an imperative of tremendous importance. The analysis of market prices of passenger cars clearly indicates that the costs of acquiring a new electric vehicle are much higher than conventional fuel vehicles. Therefore, the expectations of customers themselves become fundamentally significant, who in relation to the spare parts in the case of this category of vehicles expect the highest technological and quality standards while maintaining the suitable price parameter.
The article attempts to signal the issues related to the evaluation of electro-mobility parameters by presenting the comparative study of the costs of repairing electric vehicles and vehicles fuelled by conventional fuels. Considerations were supplemented by authoritative cost simulations, including the comparison of the same models of vehicles equipped with both the conventional and ecological power units. The aim of the article is to draw attention to the essence of the research problem and to answer the question whether the total costs of operating electric vehicles are in reality significantly lower than that of vehicles fuelled by conventional fuel.