I read this article and I thought,
That is not a good measure!
...........(1) Change the numbers everybody is familiar with to match a new methodology...........
Both good points.In order to get people into electric cars we need to push the electric vehicle's advantages. And one of them is the fact that MPG is a useless measurement, because they no longer need to burn liquid fuel in their car at all.
You know, if I remember right, I believe all cars including the new EVs also have the fuel cost per year on the sticker. Unfortunately it is in very small print and hidden amongst all the other small print.Both good points.
Why not use the method they use on electric appliances? Energy cost per year. Maybe for a standard of 12,000 miles per year.
At $0.10/kWh, that would be $448/year. Or about 6 or 7 times what it cost me to run my refrigerator.
As more electrics become available, it will become perhaps more important to compare one EV to another EV than to some gas burning relic.
I don't know how many times the EPA has revised their testing methods so far but they have made changes to account for "real world driving".Hi David
I agree -
Ideal would be
99 Miles per cost of Gallon of petrol (Nov 2010)
370 Whours/Mile at highway speeds
300 Whours/mile city cycle
Then you could easily compare with other electric vehicles and petrol ones
- the 370 Whrs/mile seems a bit high to me for a modern AC electric car - does the modern EPA cycle replicate a very heavy footed driver?