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)|
|MINI Cooper S||1.908||161,000|
So the MINI comes out pretty well.