• Cfthelin avatar Cfthelin Posted: 7/2/2011 12:29pm PDT

    But...but...but - why not turn that around again and use the metric gage modified for us dumb Americans: Dollars per Hundred miles? It has the benefit of being a more linear concept. That gage ought to be on the dashboard of every new car - digital, of course.

  • Cfthelin avatar Cfthelin Posted: 7/2/2011 12:41pm PDT

    My gage
    My assumed MPG 28
    Price per gallon for fuel $4.309
    Assume trip distance 300 miles
    Gallons used 10.71
    Cost per trip $46.17

    I made an EXCEL spreadsheet in 5 minutes for the above calculation. If there was a way to attach it for other readers, I would.

  • mss627 avatar mss627 Posted: 7/2/2011 2:35pm PDT

    EVs will never catch on as long as they have limited cruising range. It's like being a dog chained to a pole.

  • steveEV avatar steveEV Posted: 7/3/2011 11:58am PDT

    On the other hand I like the simple reality of cents per mile. My EV will cost me about two cents per mile to take me on my way. My wife pays about eighteen cents per mile to take her hybrid.
    This will increase as fuel cost is likely to skyrocket in the future. I have hedged a bit with a home solar array which should be fully amortized next year. As long as I charge at home my fuel cost will be zero.