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Old 04-12-2009, 05:52 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I worked some numbers on wattage and amp draw related to electric cars and cost, and unfortunately replacing lead/acid batteries every 2 years, plus the cost of electricity here breaks even with gasoline at $3.40/Gallon when consumed in my Civic.
The cost of electricity is a problem, a governmental problem that needs to be addressed. Alternative forms of energy need to be priced attractively to promote the change we need, right now they price them so there is no escape from forking over your dollars no matter if it's electricity gas diesel propane or natural gas.
We just recently got our rates bumped 10% to about $.109 per KMH.

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I worked some numbers on wattage and amp draw related to electric cars and cost, and unfortunately replacing lead/acid batteries every 2 years, plus the cost of electricity here breaks even with gasoline at $3.40/Gallon when consumed in my Civic.
That's why something like cheap LFPs are great, since they're only ~$50-150/kWh more and easily last three to four times longer.

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