The present work investigates the economic feasibility of ecological vehicles. The comparison has been developed between traditional vehicles, gasoline and diesel fueled, and green vehicles powered by electric, hybrid or natural gas motors. Nowadays, the vehicle life cycle cost is an important decision criterion used by consumer to buy a car, due to fuel price increasing. Life cycle cost includes purchase cost, operation cost, but also social cost lead to environmental impact regarding production, use and end-of-life phases. The proposed research focuses life cycle cost from consumer side in order to evaluate the economic feasibility, using ecological solutions for transportation in EU. Different use scenarios are proposed, considering different vehicle sizes and mileages, without considering taxes and any governance incentives. © 2014 IEEE.
Cicconi, P., Germani, M., Landi, D., & Mengarelli, M. (2014). Life cycle cost from consumer side: A comparison between traditional and ecological vehicles. In ENERGYCON 2014 - IEEE International Energy Conference (pp.1440-1445). IEEE Computer Society [10.1109/ENERGYCON.2014.6850612].