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Driving the Future EV Expo - Fox Phoenix

Discussion in 'News' started by NigelM, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    #1 NigelM, Dec 6, 2011
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    #2 TEG, Dec 6, 2011
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    Yeah, he seems to be a fountain of questionable facts.

    He said he drove 1000 miles on 3 charges...

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    Said gas cars cost $8,800/year to maintain, but a Roadster costs $350/year?
    Said you will save $60,000 in avoided ICE maintenance over 10 years.

    I think he must have been quoting this sort of study:
    AAA Exchange
    I would go out on a limb and speculate that yearly Roadster cost for tires/insurance/license/registration/finance-charges/depreciation could add up to more than $350/year.

    Saying that it costs less to operate an EV than an ICE is all well and good, but I think people need to be careful when they start throwing numbers around to make sure they maintain credibility.
     
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    I think he meant he had a full charge, then along the way charged it 3x. Otherwise he's one heckuva hypermiler! =)
     
  4. NigelM

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    #4 NigelM, Dec 6, 2011
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    Still that's 250 miles per run to make it 1,000 miles and the chargepoints would have to be perfectly spaced. That said, San Francisco is only 750 miles from Phoenix according to Google Maps.....
     

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