Originally Posted by Sam12345
I did the math of the gen1 insight vs a nissan leaf at my electric rates the insight wins
So doing a little math for you using the fact
my Insight is around 80mpg
My antique EV is around 144wthr/mi
And my volt uses
12kwhr to go 50+ miles lets do a comparison
$2.599 / 80 + 0.005 (oil & filter per mile) = $0.0374 per mile
10.39 (your per kwhr cost) * (144wthr/1000) = $0.015 per mile
12kwhr / 50 * $0.1039 = $0.025
There is a lot more maintenance I donít account for on the Insight that isnít required on the volt so Iím not sure how you come up with it being cheaper.
From a TOC standpoint you can buy a Volt for $5400 on up and obviously you could buy a $5400 Insight if you wanted to.
Letís see your numbers?