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Old 10-29-2010, 10:17 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Old Mechanic View Post
50k@2500 cycles (battery cost-depreciation).
$20 per full cycle (every 375 miles under perfect conditions).
not including the electricity cost.
18.75 cents per mile in battery depreciation.
say 25 cents a mile in electricity and battery depreciation (at least).
they have a very long way to go.

Sorry, but your math is not right. $20 to go 375 miles is a little over 5 cents per mile ($.053), not 18.75 cents per mile ($.1875). That would be $70.31 to go 375 miles. The lifetime average for my car is a little over 7 cents per mile.

I will have to defer to the EV gurus as to the electrical cost per mile.
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