# Fuel Frenzy

### Futuristic Fourwheeler or Carbon-Burning Car

*such a vehicle*would also be very expensive.

So I have compared two basic models (hybrid and normal) of the same vehicle (2015 Toyota Camry) and how much one may pay over a 10 year course in respect to gas. For this comparison we will assume that the "driver" drives 25,000 kilometers per year and that gas prices are $1.10 per liter. The "average fuel economy is equal to %75 of the city and %25 of the highway fuel economy ratings.

## 2015 Toyota Camry

Average Fuel Economy: 9.0L/100km

Money invested per year into this car with respect to gas can be calculated with equation:

C = 2475n + 23 450

[C=money invested, n=number of years]

The rate of change ($1540/year) is calculated by dividing (25 000 / 100 ) and multiplying the quotient by the fuel economy rating. This product is then multiplied by the price per liter ($1.10), giving us the estimated cost of gas per year.

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## 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Average Fuel Economy: 5.6L/100km

Money invested per year into this car with respect to gas can be calculated with equation:

C = 1540n + 28 410

[C=money invested, n=number of years]

The rate of change ($1540/year) is calculated by dividing (25 000 / 100 ) and multiplying the quotient by the fuel economy rating. This product is then multiplied by the price per liter ($1.10), giving us the estimated cost of gas per year.

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## Comparison

## Break Even Point

To be exact, we can use the two equations.

=> C=C

=> 2475n + 23450 = 1540n + 28410

=> 2475n - 1540n = 28410 - 23450

= 935n = 4960

=> n = 4960/935

= n = 5.3 (rounded)

So during the March of the 5th year, the driver would have invested about the same amounts of money into each car.