(For those of you who are undecided about whether to buy a petrol or diesel car, here are some quick calculations I did today. You can use this as a starting point and decide which one to buy based on your driving pattern)
Petrol 1 litre – Rs. 82.86 (Average Mileage: 14 km/l)
Diesel 1 litre – Rs. 56.10 (Average Mileage: 17 km/l)
For 1000 km,
Petrol – 1000/14 * 82.86 = Rs. 5919
Diesel – 1000/17 * 56.10 = Rs. 3300
(Difference = Rs. 2619 per 1000 km)
Diesel cars cost ~Rs. 1.5 lakh more than petrol vehicles
Therefore, to break even,
you have to drive 150000/2619 = 58,000 km in a diesel car.
After that, you start seeing the benefit of lower diesel prices.
I’m at 63,000 km now. Yay!!