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