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I finally got my brother, who is an electrician, to wire up a separate meter
on the 220 line that I use to charge my 1991 Dakota EV. I have checked it
twice so far on two different trips and for both trips the cost was almost
2.5 cents a mile. The first trip was down to Andrew Jackson State Park
which is in South Carolina. The round trip was 34.1 miles. The second trip
was into Monroe, NC. The round trip mileage for that trip was 29.3 miles
for a total mileage of 63.4 miles for both trips. If my calculations are
correct the cost of the two trips was around $1.62. I don't know of many
ICE cars that could drive 63.4 miles on $1.62 worth of gas. Gas around my
area is around $2.75 per gallon. So this would be about 2/3 of a gallon of
gas. I do not know how you would convert this to MPG but it would be nice
if someone on the list could make some quick calculations. Any way it has
been almost a year since I put the Dakota EV on the road and I have had ZERO
problems and Zero maintenance unless you count the small amount of water
that I had to put in the batteries. It is great owning an EV and I am still
having fun with it.



Thanks, Freddie

http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/899



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Better than 100 MPG money-equivalent:
(1.62 / 2.75) = 0.59 gallon money-equivalent
63.4 mi / 0.59 gal = 107.6 MPG


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-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Freddie Hartsell
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 2:20 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: [EVDL] Cost per Mile

I finally got my brother, who is an electrician, to wire up a separate meter on the 220 line that I use to charge my 1991 Dakota EV. I have checked it twice so far on two different trips and for both trips the cost was almost
2.5 cents a mile. The first trip was down to Andrew Jackson State Park which is in South Carolina. The round trip was 34.1 miles. The second trip was into Monroe, NC. The round trip mileage for that trip was 29.3 miles for a total mileage of 63.4 miles for both trips. If my calculations are correct the cost of the two trips was around $1.62. I don't know of many ICE cars that could drive 63.4 miles on $1.62 worth of gas. Gas around my area is around $2.75 per gallon. So this would be about 2/3 of a gallon of gas. I do not know how you would convert this to MPG but it would be nice if someone on the list could make some quick calculations. Any way it has been almost a year since I put the Dakota EV on the road and I have had ZERO problems and Zero maintenance unless you count the small amount of water that I had to put in the batteries. It is great owning an EV and I am still having fun with it.



Thanks, Freddie

http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/899



http://www.southernev.com/dakotaev.htm







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i think what you've done here (miles per dollar) is a more important and re=
levant figure than miles per gallon, I know there is a lot of desire to mak=
e this comparison but no matter how you do it you can't honestly get a gall=
on of electricity miles per dollar is the best unit that they both share

> From: [email protected]
> To: [email protected]
> Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 05:19:50 -0400
> Subject: [EVDL] Cost per Mile
> =

> I finally got my brother, who is an electrician, to wire up a separate me=
ter
> on the 220 line that I use to charge my 1991 Dakota EV. I have checked it
> twice so far on two different trips and for both trips the cost was almost
> 2.5 cents a mile. The first trip was down to Andrew Jackson State Park
> which is in South Carolina. The round trip was 34.1 miles. The second t=
rip
> was into Monroe, NC. The round trip mileage for that trip was 29.3 miles
> for a total mileage of 63.4 miles for both trips. If my calculations are
> correct the cost of the two trips was around $1.62. I don't know of many
> ICE cars that could drive 63.4 miles on $1.62 worth of gas. Gas around my
> area is around $2.75 per gallon. So this would be about 2/3 of a gallon =
of
> gas. I do not know how you would convert this to MPG but it would be nice
> if someone on the list could make some quick calculations. Any way it has
> been almost a year since I put the Dakota EV on the road and I have had Z=
ERO
> problems and Zero maintenance unless you count the small amount of water
> that I had to put in the batteries. It is great owning an EV and I am st=
ill
> having fun with it.
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> Thanks, Freddie
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> http://www.southernev.com/dakotaev.htm
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That is pretty good for a home made conversion. Thanks for doing those
calculations.

Thanks, Freddie

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-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf
Of Cor van de Water
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 6:55 AM
To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List; [email protected]
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Cost per Mile

Better than 100 MPG money-equivalent:
(1.62 / 2.75) = 0.59 gallon money-equivalent
63.4 mi / 0.59 gal = 107.6 MPG


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-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf
Of Freddie Hartsell
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 2:20 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: [EVDL] Cost per Mile

I finally got my brother, who is an electrician, to wire up a separate meter
on the 220 line that I use to charge my 1991 Dakota EV. I have checked it
twice so far on two different trips and for both trips the cost was almost
2.5 cents a mile. The first trip was down to Andrew Jackson State Park
which is in South Carolina. The round trip was 34.1 miles. The second trip
was into Monroe, NC. The round trip mileage for that trip was 29.3 miles
for a total mileage of 63.4 miles for both trips. If my calculations are
correct the cost of the two trips was around $1.62. I don't know of many
ICE cars that could drive 63.4 miles on $1.62 worth of gas. Gas around my
area is around $2.75 per gallon. So this would be about 2/3 of a gallon of
gas. I do not know how you would convert this to MPG but it would be nice
if someone on the list could make some quick calculations. Any way it has
been almost a year since I put the Dakota EV on the road and I have had ZERO
problems and Zero maintenance unless you count the small amount of water
that I had to put in the batteries. It is great owning an EV and I am still
having fun with it.



Thanks, Freddie

http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/899



http://www.southernev.com/dakotaev.htm







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I agree. It is a shame that I live too far from my work to drive the
DakotaEV but my wife is well within the range of the truck. My wife and I
discuss this last night. She uses an average of one tank of gas per week
just to drive to and from work. That is an average cost of $42.00 per week.
I explained to her that for around $6.00 worth of electric she could drive
the same distance and save us about $32.00 per week. That would come to
around $1600.00 in a year if you figure just 50 weeks since she get two
weeks vacation. The only problem is that she is concerned about someone
stealing the truck or breaking into it and stealing the batteries or
something. So I told her that I am going to put an alarm system on it this
weekend. That should solve that problem. Boy, it is great to have an EV
isn't it? =


=

Big EV Grin.
Thanks, Freddie

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http://www.southernev.com/dakotaev.htm

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-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf
Of robert harder
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 8:33 AM
To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Cost per Mile


i think what you've done here (miles per dollar) is a more important and
relevant figure than miles per gallon, I know there is a lot of desire to
make this comparison but no matter how you do it you can't honestly get a
gallon of electricity miles per dollar is the best unit that they both share

> From: [email protected]
> To: [email protected]
> Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 05:19:50 -0400
> Subject: [EVDL] Cost per Mile
> =

> I finally got my brother, who is an electrician, to wire up a separate
meter
> on the 220 line that I use to charge my 1991 Dakota EV. I have checked it
> twice so far on two different trips and for both trips the cost was almost
> 2.5 cents a mile. The first trip was down to Andrew Jackson State Park
> which is in South Carolina. The round trip was 34.1 miles. The second
trip
> was into Monroe, NC. The round trip mileage for that trip was 29.3 miles
> for a total mileage of 63.4 miles for both trips. If my calculations are
> correct the cost of the two trips was around $1.62. I don't know of many
> ICE cars that could drive 63.4 miles on $1.62 worth of gas. Gas around my
> area is around $2.75 per gallon. So this would be about 2/3 of a gallon
of
> gas. I do not know how you would convert this to MPG but it would be nice
> if someone on the list could make some quick calculations. Any way it has
> been almost a year since I put the Dakota EV on the road and I have had
ZERO
> problems and Zero maintenance unless you count the small amount of water
> that I had to put in the batteries. It is great owning an EV and I am
still
> having fun with it.
> =

> =

> =

> Thanks, Freddie
> =

> http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/899
> =

> =

> =

> http://www.southernev.com/dakotaev.htm
> =

> =

> =

> =

> =

> =

> =

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