Dust to Dust Costs

Found this from a link of a link…. CNW Marketing Research Inc. spent two years collecting data on the energy necessary to plan, build, sell, drive and dispose of a vehicle from initial concept to scrappage. This was translated into a “dollars per lifetime mile” figure. That is, the Energy Cost per mile driven. I’ve seen plenty of discussion saying that the method is flawed but I thought it interesting enough to pull out some of the items:

Model Cost Per Mile ($) Est. Lifetime (Miles)
Maybach 11.582 257,000
Lamborghini 4.009 121,000
Prius 3.249 109,000
Expedition 3.058 284,000
MINI Cooper S 1.908 161,000
MINI Cooper 1.795 169,000
Focus 0.803 169,000
xB 0.478 189,000

So the MINI comes out pretty well.

6 thoughts on “Dust to Dust Costs”

  1. One of the interesting stats is that the Hummer comes out to be “cheaper” than the Prius so take that environment-loving hippies! 🙂

  2. The biggest flaw? Thinking that the average Ford product would last 284,000 miles…

  3. HOLY CRAP! That’s less than a year for me.

    What happens at 169K? Will Roxy just stop? Maybe a sign or confetti or a clever song playing? I hope there isn’t an explosion of any kind, that would be bad.

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