Automobile, Boating & Aviation

Fuel prices on the up! 燃油价格上涨!汽车机械师

2022-04-03 15:12:38 simyang 2

Fuel prices on the up!

  • Car      Mechanics (UK)

  • 1      Apr 2022

  • Martyn      Knowles, Editor Email martyn.knowles@kelsey.co.uk Follow us on Facebook @      Car Mechanics

Crude oil and electricity are both about to dramatically increase in price due to many factors. Time to give the bicycle an oiling!

▶ I know I keep going on about fuel costs but I feel at the moment we are about to see rises like we’ve never seen before. How much are you paying in your area? Every time I go to fill up it seems to have risen by 1p per litre. However, last week 10p per litre was added within a five-day period.

For those of us (me included) who choose to put E5 petrol into their tanks (instead of E10) we are already accustomed to paying higher prices than those listed on the illuminated billboards. I paid £1.759 a litre at the end of February for Esso’s finest Supreme+ Diesel whilst trying to find a way of getting the emissions within limits on our ex-project Saab 9-3 TTID – it had recently failed its MOT on the smoke test. More on how we eventually gained an MOT certificate in a future report.

Do any CM readers fill up with the more expensive petrol or diesel fuels offered by the bigger chains? Known as Premium products, they are said to offer more cleaning power over the regular fuels, yet at something like 10p per litre (45 pence per gallon) on top, is it worth it? As an example, adding 60 litres of the extortionate fuel to your tank will cost you £6 above what it would cost to fill with the regular fuel. Maybe you fill with the Premium fuels and find that it makes a difference to your running costs (ie. better fuel consumption) or that the emissions are cleaner (diesel)? Do let us know.

Something I don’t hear too much about is how costly it is to charge an electric vehicle (EV). I’ve learnt from neighbours that some in-town multistory car parks have ‘free’ charging while you shop – and some of the supermarkets also offer no-cost charging.

To gain more information, I turned to the Auto Express website. They say a Nissan LEAF 40kwh motor charged via your 3-pin home socket will take 13hrs costing around £6. Of course, there’s no additional installation costs doing it this way – though one long wait. Installing a home-charging unit will cut down the charging period significantly. They go on to say that over a distance of 9000 miles with a petrol model averaging 45mpg, it will burn £1200 in fuel (currrent prices will be about £1400), while a 40kwh EV with a 168-mile range would cost you around £300.

I am considering having solar roof panels fitted, with a home battery storage system. Not that we are in the market for an EV just yet, but with rising electricity prices, it seems like a good time. Have any CM readers taken this road and was it beneficial? Does the battery storage system work OK and are there any limitations?


燃油价格上涨!汽车机械师(英国)1 4月 2022Martyn Knowles,編輯電子郵件 martyn.knowles@kelsey.co.uk 在Facebook上關注我們@Car Mechanics由于许多因素,原油和电力的价格都将大幅上涨。是时候给自行车上油了!▶ 我知道我一直在谈论燃料成本,但我觉得目前我们即将看到前所未有的上涨。您在您所在地区支付了多少钱?每次我去加油时,它似乎每升上涨了1便士。然而,上周在五天内增加了每升10便士。对于我们这些选择将E5汽油放入油箱(而不是E10)的人(包括我)来说,我们已经习惯于支付比照明广告牌上列出的更高的价格。我在2月底支付了每升1.759英镑购买了Esso最好的Supreme+柴油机,同时试图找到一种方法,将排放量控制在我们的前项目Saab 9-3 TTID的限制范围内 - 它最近在烟雾测试中未能通过MOT。有关我们最终如何获得MOT证书的更多信息,请参阅未来的报告。是否有任何CM读卡器填满了大型连锁店提供的更昂贵的汽油或柴油燃料?被称为高级产品,据说它们比普通燃料提供更多的清洁能力,但每升10便士(每加仑45便士)左右,这值得吗?例如,在油箱中添加60升勒索性燃料将花费您6英镑,高于补充常规燃料的成本。也许您装满了高级燃料,发现它对您的运行成本(即更好的燃料消耗)或排放更清洁(柴油)有影响?请告诉我们。我没有听到太多关于电动汽车(EV)充电的成本有多高。我从邻居那里了解到,一些城里的多层停车场在你购物时有"免费"充电 - 一些超市也提供免费充电。为了获得更多信息,我转向了Auto Express网站。他们说,通过3针家用插座充电的日产LEAF 40kwh电机需要13个小时,费用约为6英镑。当然,这样做不会产生额外的安装成本 - 尽管需要等待很长时间。安装家庭充电装置将大大减少充电时间。他们继续说,在9000英里的距离内,汽油模型平均为45mpg,它将燃烧1200英镑的燃料(当前价格约为1400英镑),而40kwh的电动汽车,168英里的范围将花费你大约300英镑。我正在考虑安装太阳能屋顶面板,并配备家用电池存储系统。并不是说我们刚刚进入电动汽车市场,但随着电价上涨,这似乎是一个好时机。有没有CM读者走过这条路,它有益吗?电池存储系统是否正常工作,是否有任何限制?


首页
课程
珍藏
联系