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To: SeekAndFind
Saw this ad on TV where the guy proclaims he's never spent a penny on gas ...
... but he never says a feckin' word on what his electric bill is.
Spread the BS is more like it.

53 posted on 11/30/2012 9:17:31 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)

To: oh8eleven

I wonder how the Chevy Volt folks who lost electricity when Hurricane Sandy struck, got to drive their car?

I mean, no electricity for days ( or weeks depending on where you live ) and queueing for hours just get to get gas....

How’s the Chevy Volt going to work then?

Maybe a car that runs on wind or solar power will be in the works.... :)

54 posted on 11/30/2012 9:20:10 AM PST by SeekAndFind

To: oh8eleven
If you drive your Volt to visit a friend or relative, what's the protocol? Do you just assume they're going to let you plug your car in to recharge while they're visiting? Do the Volt owners offer to fill up their host's gas tank in return for a charge?

Since modern etiquette has not apparently addressed this question, I guess I'll just have to decline any visits from E-car driving morons.

62 posted on 11/30/2012 9:55:55 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)

To: oh8eleven

“Saw this ad on TV where the guy proclaims he’s never spent a penny on gas ...
... but he never says a feckin’ word on what his electric bill is.”

Before large “industry” presentation yesterday, that I described in my earlier post, they were playing some internal commercials. In one of those they had a “geeky doctor” discussing battery power and in that ad they claimed that 33.7 KwH produced the same power as produced by 1 gallon of gas. I won’t speak to the veracity of that claim, but let’s run the math using that number.

In my area, the electricity cost is \$0.1809 KwH, so 33.7 x 0.1809 = \$6.09 as the cost of electricity to produce the same power as 1 gallon of gas. If electricity rates stay constant, then gas must be higher than \$6.09 per gallon before an electric car makes any economic sense.

Of course, that does not even consider the cost of the replacement battery or other costs, so the whole economic approach crashes and burns very quickly.

69 posted on 11/30/2012 11:31:03 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)

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