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Old 04-17-2007, 12:46 PM   #1
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Comparison of Gas vs electric

Metro plug in you numbers and see what it works out to.

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I have no idea how accurate this is but found it interesting.

I plugged my numbers in and it cheaper with the gasser???
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MAN with electric costs in Newport the gas is cheeper especially with the synlube about 7 cents a mile vs electric at 12 cents a mile.
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MAN with electric costs in Newport the gas is cheeper especially with the synlube about 7 cents a mile vs electric at 12 cents a mile.
Do you know if the watt/hr figures are correct?

Which pollutes more. The car or where I live the coal power plants? It's never easy.
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The car pollutes more,
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The car pollutes more,
I agree. If the power company offers and you can afford "clean energy" sources, then you are even cleaner with an electric.

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On diesel, a cheap car getting 70mpg can barely keep up, and that's w/o time of day rates. Even w/ 'em, a cheap diesel on WVO is barely ahead...
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Do you know if the watt/hr figures are correct?

Which pollutes more. The car or where I live the coal power plants? It's never easy.
Hard to say if you have a Prius they are really clean - the energy numbers are like 40 watt hours for my electric scooter and cars take about 5 times that so about 200 for a good car. Get an electric Cycle maybe enclosed for better aero and you can do much better until it gets cold outside. Electric rates in Newport for 100kwh a month are about 25 cents per KWH. CA is about 5 cents a KWH and they think they have high rates.
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Hard to say if you have a Prius they are really clean - the energy numbers are like 40 watt hours for my electric scooter and cars take about 5 times that so about 200 for a good car. Get an electric Cycle maybe enclosed for better aero and you can do much better until it gets cold outside. Electric rates in Newport for 100kwh a month are about 25 cents per KWH. CA is about 5 cents a KWH and they think they have high rates.
I found somewhere that the volt was 400w/hr.

My last bill was 14.1 cents per kWh
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At $3.50/gal and .08c/kwhr The ForkenSwift barely comes out ahead (by about 9&#37 even when the gasser FE is 70 mpg (fair comparison - it's what I'd expect to get in city driving in an old Metro).

That's also with the $600 battery pack replacement variable. Now, if we can get away with used, free batts, then the EV leaps way ahead in terms of cost effectiveness.
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At $3.50/gal and .08c/kwhr The ForkenSwift barely comes out ahead (by about 9%) even when the gasser FE is 70 mpg (fair comparison - it's what I'd expect to get in city driving in an old Metro).

That's also with the $600 battery pack replacement variable. Now, if we can get away with used, free batts, then the EV leaps way ahead in terms of cost effectiveness.
Is that how much you're paying with bullfrog .08 cents/kwhr? Great Price.
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