If instead of gas stations we had electric stations and electric vehicles were the norm, would it be cheaper?

would it be cheaper to use the electric pumps to charge up the car completely than to fill up a gas tank?

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  • 4 years ago
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    Yes, a lot cheaper, around 1/3 the cost.

    Unless you are travelling really long distances you don't need filling stations, you just plug a cable in at home or at work and the car charges over a few hours.

    That's how many existing electric and plug-in hybrids work.

    You only need a fast-charge station if the batteries cannot provide enough for the milage you are doing.

    eg. A Tesla Model S has a range of a something over 200 miles between charges.

    http://www.caranddriver.com/tesla/model-s

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  • 4 years ago

    Hard to compare because apparently you can't go as far on a "tank" of electricity as a tank of gas.

    Here's my thinking, though. If you live somewhere that is cheaper to heat by electricity than oil (diesel fuel and heating oil are the same things), then it would probably be cheaper to fuel the car by electricity than gas. Most places get electricity from oil and coal, and the electricity is more expensive than the fuel.

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  • 4 years ago

    If the electric generating station is gas turbine type fueled by natural gas than yes the electricity is a lot cheaper compared to diesel/coal/gasoline.. Natural gas also cleaner and produce less CO2 compared to diesel/coal/gasoline.

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  • 4 years ago

    There is no such think as an electric pump, but in general charges would be cheaper than gas, but it takes longer in general.

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  • 4 years ago

    Why. Since electric cars need to charge for several hours, we just plug them in at home to charge while we sleep.

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  • Kano
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    4 years ago

    Cheaper maybe, but slower for sure, your never going to be able to take long distance trips.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    yes

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