PriceWiki project collects the prices of common items in various places of the world. Our product list includes pizza, beer, quick lunch, Big Mac, banana, condom etc.
As we know, the prices are the best, if you buy in bulk. That applies to car horsepowers as well, especially in USA.
Let’s settle this and find out how much more costs BMW-s in Europe, their origin. Taken the BMW 3-series saloon, below is a calculation of the cost of 1 horsepower. Cost per horsepower is a suitable metric, because US and EU models have different engines.
Among the selected countries the average electricity price is 14,80 USD cents (10,21 EUR cents) per kWh. Countries/states which have near average electricity price are Malta, Massachusetts, Vermont, California.
In most European Union countries electricity costs more than in America.
Below are heatmaps of electricity costs (USD cent/kWh) in US and EU.