• fb_1001015277 avatar John Posted: 3/31/2011 12:56pm PDT

    Building on what John is saying, that is $12 savings per 100 miles. That translates to $12,000 over the 100,000 mile life of a car. That difference doesn't makeup for the price difference with the non-EV (as he said) unless you consider Federal and California incentives.
    But if you are of the age to have lived though the 1974 oil embargo, you might see an EV as... well... priceless.

  • tedmac avatar tedmac Posted: 3/31/2011 4:18pm PDT

    Those who ignore the lessons of history are doomed to repeat the mistakes of history. I remember waiting in those long gas lines to get a few gallons of gas. That is one of the many reasons I wanted an EV. When Enron was gaming our electric system, I decided to put solar panels on my roof. When water rationing was imposed on us in the mid 70ties I dug a well in my backyard with a post hole digger, and we have been using that good quality water ever since. You do not have to be a victim.

  • fb_1792677598 avatar George Posted: 3/31/2011 8:48pm PDT

    We have a bit over 2600 miles on our Volt; we are averaging 102 mpg! Try to get that kind of mileage from any other vehicle that can also make real road trips of 300+ miles a day when needed.

  • evilattorney avatar evilattorney Posted: 4/1/2011 8:32am PDT

    A similarly equiped BMW 3 series will run about the same price as the Volt before tax credits. It's MPG is 18 City / 28 Hwy / 23 Combined. Yea, the BMW is a "luxury" car, but so the Volt. You have leather seats, gps, premium audio, and the luxury of using two different fuels.
    I'm almost exclusively using power in my Volt and getting 3.33 miles/KWH @ $.09/KWH.
    100 Miles:
    Volt: (100/3.33)*$.09 = $2.70
    BMW 3: (100/23)*$4.00 = $17.39

  • DelS avatar DelS Posted: 1/4/2012 6:13pm PST

    Is the Chevy volt as bare-bones as the Chevy Cruz? I think not. Maybe don't compare luxury apples to bare-bones oranges.

  • fb_1555230573 avatar Reid Posted: 1/5/2012 1:21pm PST

    And then there's value in "sticking it to the man!" The concept of not using foreign oil but the electricity from our 5Kw solar panel system is appealing.

  • fb_1240443574 avatar Mark Posted: 5/16/2012 8:49pm PDT

    I am always amazed that people miss the key concept of multiple charges per day. I drive to work, charge it, drive home charge it... 70 miles electric a day easy... 1500 electric miles a month, and it's cheaper than comperable Lexus that I would have bought , any questions?

  • fb_100000024667582 avatar Lucas Posted: 8/31/2012 1:11pm PDT

    Buying an electric car and being an 'early adopter' has nothing to do with 'wanting the latest tech gadget' as often has been sighted. I bought it because its the right thing to do.

  • fb_1407573629 avatar Terry Posted: 2/18/2013 7:51am PST

    previous car payment $263mo. previous monthly gas bill $600-$700. current (Volt) payment $426mo. insurance change - about the same, within $20. currently monthly gas bill with volt >$100. you do the math.