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Old 06-01-2018, 09:50 AM   #1921 (permalink)
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Honda CBR250R FI Single - '11 Honda CBR250R
90 day: 105.14 mpg (US)

2001 Honda Insight stick - '01 Honda Insight manual
90 day: 60.68 mpg (US)

2009 Honda Fit auto - '09 Honda Fit Auto
90 day: 38.51 mpg (US)

PCX153 - '13 Honda PCX150
90 day: 104.48 mpg (US)

2015 Yamaha R3 - '15 Yamaha R3
90 day: 80.94 mpg (US)

Ninja650 - '19 Kawasaki Ninja 650
90 day: 72.57 mpg (US)
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We have community solar farms here. They are a way for people to take advantage of the 30% USA rebate and 25% NY State rebate without using your own roof. They quoted me at $2.17/W. Rooftop grid tie solar is installing at $3.30/W so it is not a bad deal. And the local utility allows you to get credit at the very generous "meter runs backwards" up to the amount of your total consumption as settled up every spring. I may give them a couple grand just for fun as a way of tracking what solar can really do in NY with it's 15% average capacity factor.
National Grid in NY has also added an EV rebate similar to what california has been doing. So upto $7,500 from USA, $2000 from NY, and $3000 from the electric company. And a new aggressive roll out of smart meters with time of day pricing to avoid adding to the summer cooling peak.
But My Honda Fit is still running good and during the summer I am commuting on a CBR250R at 105 mpgUS, so I don't need a new car right now. Or else I would buy a Bolt.
So there is some very strong progressive (not free market) pressure to buy an electric car where I live. But my material footprint is still smaller to just keep what I already have for now.

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