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Cost of motoring 2010

AA Motoring Costs explained

Press release & commentary on Motoring Costs 2010

CO2 Emission BandsBand ABand BBand CBand DBand EBand FBand G
a) Motor Tax 104 156 302 447 630 1,050 2,100
b) Insurance 699.78 849.81 946.53 1022.54 1183.41 1366 1760.81
c) Driving Licence 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
d) Depreciation 1,403 1,724 2,370 2,902 3,526 5,292 5,681
e) Interest on Capital 112 138 189 232 282 423 445
f) Garage/Parking 3,909 3,909 3,909 3,909 3,909 3,909 3,909
g) NCT 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
h) AA Subscription 146 146 146 146 146 146 146
Euro € 6394.28 6943.31 7883.11 8679.04 9696.91 12,207 14,062

Cost per Kilometre (in cent)

Engine CapacityBand ABand BBand CBand DBand EBand FBand G
8,000 €79.92 €86.79 €98.53 €108.48 €121.21 €152.58 €175.78
16,000 €39.96 €43.40 €49.27 €54.24 €60.61 €76.29 €87.89
24,000 €26.64 €28.93 €32.85 €36.16 €40.40 €50.86 €58.59
32,000 €19.98 €21.69 €24.63 €27.12 €30.30 €38.14 €43.94

Operating Cost per Kilometre (in cent)

Engine CapacityBand ABand BBand CBand DBand EBand FBand G
i) Petrol* 8.805 9.964 10.818 12.621 14.024 15.145 19.533
j) Oil 0.0931 0.113 0.141 0.161 0.177 0.186 0.22
k) Tyres 0.045 1.53 1.621 2.233 2.432 2.429 4.721
l) Servicing 1.388 1.829 1.99 2.327 2.411 2.429 3.06
m) Repairs & Replacements 5.42 5.673 5.977 6.808 7.82 8.41 11.73
Total in Cent 15.7511 19.109 20.547 24.15 26.864 28.599 39.264
*133.3c per litre (unleaded) for each cent more, or less, add or subtract
0.066 0.074 0.081 0.095 0.108 0.119 0.135

Total Cost Per Km - Based on 16,000Km

Engine CapacityBand ABand BBand CBand DBand EBand FBand G
Standing Charges €39.96 €43.40 49.27 54.24 60.61 76.29 87.89
Operating Costs 15.75 19.11 20.55 24.15 26.86 28.6 39.26
Cents per kilometre 55.71 62.51 69.82 78.39 87.47 104.89 127.15

Notes

All amounts shown in this schedule are in Euros

It should be noted that the figures quoted are average only and where necessary members should substitute actual amounts

For the purpose of this schedule the vehicles have been valued at:
€11,624, €14,280, €19,635, €24,044, €29,210, €43,833 and €45,425 respectively


  1. Motor Tax: €104, €156, €302, €447, €630, €1050, €2100
  2. Insurance (Class 1 ) Average rates for Third Party, fire, Theft policies.
    No allowance is made for no claims discount.
  3. Driving Licence: € 25 for 10 year licence
  4. Depreciation : Based on kilometres of 16,000 Kilometres per annum, and assuming an economical life of 128,000 Kilometres or eight years
  5. Interest on Capital; Car value if invested at 1% per annum.
  6. Garage/Parking: € 76.71 per week
  7. AA Subscription: € 146 per annum.
  8. Petrol: 116c per litre (Unleaded)
  9. Engine Oil: Allowance is made for variable consumption throughout the car's life and the cost of replacement after oil changes
  10. Tyres: Estimated tyre life 48,000 kilometres
  11. Servicing: general servicing as recommended by the manufacturers.
  12. Repairs and Replacements: estimated on the basis of total cost of repairs, replacements and renovations over eight years or 128,000 kilometres.
  13. AA fuel prices are based on Petrol, not diesel.Over 80% of the private car fleet in Ireland is currently petrol based. This figure may change as the new CO2-based tax system favours diesel usage.

The contents of this publication, produced by the AA as part of it's service to members, are believed correct at the time of printing, but current position may be checked through the AA.

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