Saturday, January 05, 2013

EVs make good cents or sense?

Saturday, January 05, 2013
David Herron torque news explained in his article "60 kWh Tesla model S at 208 mile electric driving range of EPA rated:"

"85 Kilowatt hour model S, $77.400 for 265 kilometers range, or $292 / mile of the area." The kilowatt hour 60 S model, $67.400 for 208 km range, is $324 / mile of the area. The electric cars cost much more per mile of driving range.

See this comparison the next logical step, conducted a cost analysis of EVS and petrol driven vehicles used for the carriage of passengers, to determine their comparative life-cycle costs. This analysis included 30 vehicles (2013) between a Mini Cooper and a Ferrari F12. A selection of the manufacturers of high end and low end models represented vehicles.

Only the Tesla model S all electric vehicle was considered in this study. Results can look differently with other manufacturers bottom end all electric cars.

Evaluated members include:

Motor power (HP or kWh), EPA MPG fuel economy rating or kWh 100 mile RatingFuel combined capacity (gallons).MSRP of less supply, tax, title, and LicenseRange (= combined EPA rated x fuel tank) costs per mile (EIA / area) cost over 60,000 miles of petrol [x cost of gasoline = (60,000 / MPG)]
Electricity costs more than 60,000 [(60.000 100) = X (kWh / 100 km x electricity cost)]

Total cost (= EIA + cost of fuel) cost difference by Telsa S 60 kWh (= total cost - total cost Telsa S).
The manufacturer was received by the EPO and technical specifications data for each vehicle. The cost of gasoline ($3.257 per gallon) obtained from the EIA - U.S. national average for regular grade, was 24.12.2012. The cost of electricity ($0.1187 per kWh) price obtained from the EIA - average retail retail of electricity to ultimate; rolling 12 months ending in October 2012.

Cost for routine service, tax, title, license, unplanned maintenance and costs for discharged batteries or run out of gasoline not tow the analysis included. The fact that produced electricity mainly from fossil fuels was not taken into account in this study.

It is recommended that the entire spreadsheet (.xls) see here.

The summary is as follows, from the largest to the smallest cost savings or differential of Tesla S 60 kWh at a cost of 60,000 miles:

Dodge Charger Daytona R/T plus

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Coupe

Finally, the data for itself speaks. From a pure cost basis only Teslar make little S with 60kWh or 85kWh versions of financial sense. Acclaimed cars such as the Audi A6 and Q7, BMW and Cadillac CTS even the base Corvette are better deals.

The problem is the society requires, fossil fuels rise. With high cost EVs, which show little or even no cost savings, it is difficult to motivate consumers to buy EVs - even if it benefits us all in the long term.

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