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Finally, the Government is stepping up it's game.

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by US Kiwi, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. US Kiwi

    US Kiwi Member

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    "The US Department of Energy has introduced a new website to help consumers compare the driving cost for an electric vehicle (or hybrid in electric mode) versus a conventional gasoline vehicle. "The eGallon represents the cost of driving an electric vehicle (EV) the same distance a gasoline-powered vehicle could travel on one (1) gallon of gasoline."

    http://energy.gov/articles/egallon-how-much-cheaper-it-drive-electricity
     
  2. J in MN

    J in MN S60 P12635

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    Unfortunately it does not consider time-of-use, or off-peak rates, which can often drop the cost of the eGallon to a third of what is shown on the website.
     
  3. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    No, but it's a good start. The website COULD be a little more advanced. The obvious variables are what you pay for electricity, and how you drive. My eGallon cost over 3000 miles is about 96 cents. 28.2mpg is fair but I'm not sure you'd get that in any car that is comparable to the MS. Not that there really are any.:smile:
     

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