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New Tool Helps Car Buyers Compare #EVs and Traditional Vehicles

The tool, called EVolution: Choices for a Smarter Purchase , is designed to help car buyers make informed decisions when purchasing a new vehicle. It starts with consumers’ purchase considerations, such as price, and compares the monetary and environmental benefits of various passenger electric-drive vehicles and equivalent conventionally fueled models. “The new guidance tool helps consumers compare the cost of owning different electric-drive powertrain technologies, as well as the environmental impact of these vehicles,” said Yan Zhou, principal environmental transportation analyst for Argonne National Laboratory. “The climate where you reside, based on the entered zip code, and your commute time help the tool factor how often you need to charge each type of plug-in electric vehicle,” Zhou added. The EVolution website connects to the Alternative Fuels Data Center, FuelEco...

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