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Old 01-30-2013, 11:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Edmunds has a 9 EV car comparison, with some useful real world data:

Testing Electric Vehicles in the Real World

Edmunds Embraces EVs by Putting 9 EVs Through Range Test | PluginCars.com

Here's the Edmund's video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=diJj-zQ09yc

They did a decent job, though they still are stuck on some platitudes. It would be interesting for them to release the data on charging that they got - and it would be interesting to see how much it cost to drive each of these EV's per mile.

They should drive all cars they review on the same loop, and report on the cost, and the pollution, as well. And it would be really important to compare the EV ranges to what people actually drive each day; and how much money they would pay for an EV vs their current car.

They do post the kWh/100km (for all the cars except the Tesla Model S, curiously), and since their test loop is ~30MPH average, all the cars do significantly better than their EPA rating.

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