How electric cars will save you money

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Kandi COCO EV Electric Cars

How electric cars will you money

If you are someone who watches dollars and cents, you probably don t own a hybrid. Sure, they good gas mileage but it s not good to offset the higher sticker needed to cover the costs of the (That s why I own a Honda Fit. ) like the Toyota Prius and Insight are expensive ways to I m green.

Nissan Leaf

cars are another story, and s why the arrival of the Nissan Leaf and the Volt in just a few months become a watershed moment for the industry, as well as for the environmental Unlike the Prius, the Leaf and are not aimed at the early-adopter, eco-conscious, niche buyers on the coasts and in like Amherst, Ma. and Ann Arbor, Mi. are being built for the mass

The economics make all the difference.

at least, is my takeaway from a about electric cars earlier today at a Washington Live event called Now. (Video will be on the site, the newspaper says.) The was stacked with electric-car Tony Posawatz from Carlos Tavares of Nissan, Crane of NRG Energy, David of battery-maker A123 Systems and a skeptic, Alan Crane of the Research Council. But with the of Alan Crane, they all that electric cars be not only fun to drive, not only (because you don t need to drive to a gas to refuel) and not only good for the and for U.S. energy security, but cheaper to own over the life of the car .

Chevy Volt

That s because (1) electric car engines are efficient than internal-combustion and (2) generating electricity from a big natural gas or nuclear plant is efficient than burning in millions of cars.

This isn t a new I ve heard it from people David Sokol of Berkshire and BYD, and from Shai (See Electric cars: all go ) but David Crane s explanation laid out the math in clear

Describing NRG s plans in Houston Why the Petro Metro wants cars ), Crane said the utility company, Reliant is working with Nissan and to offer Leaf owners an model for buying electricity to the car. Here s the selling

First, NRG would buy and install a 2 car charger for the home. Those are $1,500 to $2,000, Crane and they can fully charge a which has a range of about 100 in four to eight hours. You home from work, you it in, and in the morning it s ready to go again, he Second, NRG will build a of charging stations around the of Houston. At no point will you be than five miles from a fast charge, he )The business model for the stations remains uncertain.)  NRG will offer  unlimited for three years at a price to be determined, but estimated at $70 to $80 a month, to the utility bill.

After the three years, the would drop because by NRG will have recouped the of the charging station and would need to pay for the electricity.

So how does the look? At $80 a month, fuel for the Leaf would be $960 a By comparison, assume that you a conventional car 15,000 miles a and get 20 mpg.

You ll buy 750 gallons of gas. At per gallon, the current average on the Gulf Coast. you ll pay just $2,000 a year.

You can challenge my but that $1,000 a year in savings will over offset the upfront cost of the which is roughly $25,000 a federal rebate in most and $20,000 in California which a state rebate as well. If gas rise, the deal looks It looks better yet if, as seems the costs of batteries (and the price) falls.

Then there are the psychic A123 s Vieau said the has already hired 300 people at the plant it just opened in Mi.. and expects to hire more. We re shifting dollars on oil overseas to create jobs at Vieau said.


Kandi COCO EV Electric Cars

People who about the environment, meanwhile, can pride in the fact that are driving cleaner cars.

s want to make a difference if can, NRG s Crane said. at the organic food business.

a couple of caveats: Today s car business is heavily subsidized, it be noted. Buyers get tax breaks. maker A123 got a $249-million grant, a federal loan and state subsidies and Nissan was a $1.4 billion energy loan guarantee to retool a in Smyrna, Tennessee.

GM, of course, got bailed out.

The caveat is that it will years for electric cars to a major impact. The Chevy will be available in only states at first, Posawatz me that Chevy will only thousands of the cars in the model year, and tens of after that. If the demand is we ll keep building more, he

Nissan will make 60,000 Leafs in  Japan 2011, for the world market. had been taking pre-orders for the on its U.S. website, but stopped because 20,000 have ordered. The company will be to build more starting in 2012 when it opens the plant, which has a capacity of units a year.

To put that in there are more than 250 cars on the road today in the

Still, I received an interesting report earlier today HSBC Research called the Climate Economy. (If you Google it, you can a PDF.) Its best guess is the market for low-carbon vehicles electric cars will to $473 billion worldwide by making low-carbon transport a bigger investment opportunity low-carbon energy.

Electric in other words, are going to be a big deal.

Kandi COCO EV Electric Cars
Kandi COCO EV Electric Cars
Kandi COCO EV Electric Cars
Kandi COCO EV Electric Cars
Kandi COCO EV Electric Cars

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