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Old 10-17-2008, 12:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey EVeryone!

Here is my latest video on electric cars.

This just shows what you can do with one.

I also made sure to EXCLUDE any background music so you can hear what the car sounds like.

It also features a TIME-LAPSE CAR WASH! (No, I did NOT get the underbody blast...)









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Old 10-17-2008, 01:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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koo. OK here we go how long does it take to charge? Have you monitored your electric meter draw while charging? How much worse are your electric bills? With the price of gas falling and we energies increasing prices I'd like to see the benefits of an electric car. (not sarcasm) Curiousity is killing me!
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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koo. OK here we go how long does it take to charge? Have you monitored your electric meter draw while charging? How much worse are your electric bills? With the price of gas falling and we energies increasing prices I'd like to see the benefits of an electric car. (not sarcasm) Curiousity is killing me!
I don't really know how long it takes to charge. I plug it in at night, and it's done in the morning!

Yes, I monitor the energy usage with a "Kill-a-Watt" meter. It shows how many amps you draw, what your wall outlet voltage is, and how many amp-hours you have used since you plugged in.

The car has been using a little less than 3KWh to recharge after a 10 mile ride.
When I figure in taxes and my renewable energy fee, my cost is about 10 cents per KWh. (Charging the 12V accessory battery is included in that 3KWh)

So, running costs is about 3 cents per mile for me.

My local gasoline prices have dropped literally $1.04 in one month. Many stations are at $2.999 per gallon right now. Lets round that to $3 for easy math.

3 cents goes into $3 100 times. That means that right now, I am driving the FINANCIAL equivelent of a 100 miles per gallon car!

You are are right. With falling gas costs, and increasing electric, I am now ONLY getting what equals 100 MPG!

I will have to design my next vehicle to be more efficient!

I haven't noticed any spike in my electric bill yet. It's usually about $35 a month (powering my whole house, plus the car, motorcycle, etc.) That's far less than the cost of one tank of gas in my 4-cylinder S10 pickup truck.
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KOOL Beans My electric bill is about 3 times yours Enjoy the electrometro.

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