Gas company vs Electric cars?

i just say who killed the electric car and now you got the volt, nissan leaf and the ford focus is going all eletric.... i hope the gas company don't fight "the revenge of the electric car"....what you thing

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  • 8 years ago
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    Many people say that electric cars aren't economically viable. This is not true. In order to get the big picture, you have to look at ALL the expenses of owning a car, not just the purchase price.

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    How much do you spend on gasoline every month? If you're an average driver, you drive about 15,000 miles per year. If your car gets 26 miles per gallon - and gas costs $3.75 per gallon, that's 577 gallons of gas for a total of $2164.

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    What do those same miles cost in an electric car? At the national average price of 11 cents per kilowatt-hour, in an EV that gets 4 miles per KWH (like the Nissan Leaf), 15,000 miles of driving costs just $412.

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    That's a savings of $1752 per year. And if you keep your Nissan Leaf for 10 years, you have saved a total of $17,520 on fuel costs.

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    Over SEVENTEEN THOUSAND dollars. That's enough to replace the batteries, and buy another car, too. If gas prices keep going up, your savings number just gets bigger and bigger.

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    Electric cars also cost less in repairs - electric motors are extremely reliable. An electric motor can run for decades with no maintenance at all (just like the electric motor in your refrigerator.)

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    Yes, EVs have subsidies. But so does gasoline, trains, airlines, in fact the whole energy and transportation industry is awash in subsidies. Petroleum is the worst - billions in subsidies and credits every single year. And it's still expensive! Imagine how unviable gasoline would be without government help.

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    Electric cars are completely viable economically. On the contrary, it's gasoline that is rapidly becoming unaffordable.

    Source(s): * This car calculator compares electric and gas cars for cost of ownership: http://www.squidoo.com/a-free-calculator-for-econo...
  • minner
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    ideal now this organization is in a state of flux and investment in the present day is fairly chancey! WIth the commerce fuels which comprise fuels different then electrical energy on the horizon purely precisely how and what this type of station could comprise is undetermined. the way the industry is for petroleum based fuels keeps bouncing up and down there is greater beneficial threat of financial loss. keep in mind additionally the self reliant gas station is purely about portion of the previous, franchise operations and organization shops are putting them below. So, perhaps look right into a franchise station or discover out approximately how promotions artwork and advantages for being a supervisor of a organization owned station artwork. This takes EPA off your back, does away with investment threat and would supply a ability to maintain a station modern in technologies.

  • Texas
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    It remains the case that Electric cars are not really economically viable without subsidies. So currently gasoline remains the most practical choice, and you get other choices as long as there is legislative policy that encourages it, and taxpayers subsidizing your alternative choices. In many areas, your electric car is powered by Coal fired generators. Tell me how eco you are, really?

  • 8 years ago

    Electric cars are too expensive and unreliable right now.

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