Cities' HEV Cost Calculator allows fleets to compare the costs,
benefits, and emissions of hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) with
those of conventional vehicles. It has two parts:
Vehicle Tool: Users can select one HEV and one
conventional vehicle for comparison. Factoring in purchase
price, fuel costs, repair and maintenance costs, resale
value, and applicable tax incentives, the tool calculates
expected lifetime costs for both vehicles, as well as cost
and emissions savings associated with purchasing the HEV.
Tool: Users can compare two fleets of up to five
vehicles-one composed of HEVs and the other made up of
conventional vehicles. The tool calculates lifetime costs
and emissions for each vehicle fleet.
Outputs are provided per vehicle, per year, and per mile.
For more information about the tool, see the Rationale
and Methodology statement. You can also download the HEV
Cost Calculator Flyer (PDF
218 KB) for general information and to inform others about
Note: This tool was developed for fleets, but can also be
used by the general public for individual estimates. If you are
not a fleet user, please understand that the purchase costs,
resale values, maintenance costs, and discounting factors may
not be transferable to individual purchasing experiences. Fleets
tend to receive special fleet pricing and may have lower
maintenance costs than privately owned vehicles. The default
values provided in the tool are estimates and can be overridden
by the user.
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