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Thursday, July 23, 2009

So Electric Cars Could Never Suit Your Life Style!

Some of the excuses that I get daily as to why an electric car could never suit peoples life style.

1. "I need a car that could go 300km at a time."

  • Average daily round trip is less than 64.37 km (40 miles)
  • Most electric cars can handle a 100km trip on a single charge.

2. "Electric cars cost to much to convert a car to electric"

  • You can convert a car with off the shelf parts from $5,000.00 to $10,000.00
  • Convert your next car to electric instead of buying another "Dino Drinker".

3. "My hydro bill will go through the roof charging a electric car"

  • Charging a electric car costs $0.026 per km (0.016 miles)
  • Oven 58 kilowatts per hour $0.638 per hour

Example

I have a commute of 133 km (82.64 miles) x $.026 per km is will cost us $3.46 per day, 4 days per week $13.84 per week, 4 weeks per month $55.36, full year $664.32

Presently I spend $60 per week on "Dino Juice" x 52 weeks = $3120.00 - $664.32 = $2464.88 saved each year.

So if a car cost $10,000.00 to convert will have a payback date in just over 4 years but your normal "Dino Drinker" would have no payback time. Our car will cost just over $2000.00 to convert having a targeted payback of just under a year.

4. "Electric cars are to slow"

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5. "I don't know how to fix a electric car, what if it breaks down? it sounds scary"

  • You probably don't know how to fix a normal gas car either.
  • Instead you just call a electrician or replace a fuse.

6. "What if I need to go on a longer trip"

  • With all that money you saved that you were going to spend anyway, rent a nice car, swap with a "good" friend or family member, I don't think that they will mind saving money and looking cool.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this post! I hope that electric cars are on the mainstream market by the time I finish college and can purchase a new car.

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