https://www.epelectric.com/files/html/Rates_and_Regulatory/Docket_46831_Stamped_Tariffs/03_-_Rate_01_Residential_Service_Rate.pdfI did the math of the gen1 insight vs a nissan leaf at my electric rates the insight wins
You mean 30kwhr/100 miles ?Leaf is 300kwh/100miles per epa also from what i read when i was researching the used ones were more like 300kwh/80miles
The EPA rating has very little to do with the amount of energy a particular car uses.Sorry volt is not 12kwh/50 miles more like 15.5kwh/50
I don't really give a crap about per mile fuel costs. According to the IRS, it costs $0.545/mile.
"The standard mileage rate for business is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile."
Acquisition and maintenence costs tend to be significantly more than fuel cost for the more fuel efficient vehicles.
EV buyers are driven by technology and environmental interests far more then economical - especially when EV acquisition costs are higher. Those that are "frugal" are typically driven off by the high acquisition cost.
The article is a bit douchey, and heavily cherry-picked. The analysis of it illustrates that there are many factors involved.
Few people go to the effort to do an in-depth analysis of their vehicle purchase decision. Most just buy what they want based on features, budget, etc. They don't think of total cost of ownership (TCO).
Until we start talking about TCO over a defined time and mileage, these arguments are just mental masturbation about trivialities that only give a small part of the picture.