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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:39 PM

8. It would make sense to me that EV's are driven farther.

The further you drive daily the more of an impact gas prices have on you. The greater that impact, the more a higher cost EV vehicle makes sense.

I'll use my own case as an example. I work 60 miles away and have been looking into getting a beater commuter car that would get better mileage. I currently get 23 mpg and even if I nearly doubled that to 40 mpg I wouldn't really save any money in the long run for my situation over a year.

In one year I hope to be working at a new company being built just 5 miles away. At that distance I wouldn't even be considering a more fuel efficient car. It would take a decade, likely more than the life of the car, to balance the cost.

So, there are many factors on why an EV car may travel further on average. Not all energy is equal as well, sources, time of day, and total use of energy to provide it should all be considered.

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