01 Nov '12, 3pm

Benefits Of Electric Cars Are Not Just Fuel Savings

Well, about 50% should be choosing an EV. Live in a household in which one or more cars never goes more than 75 miles a day? An EV like the Leaf would be cheaper to drive. Have a normal commute day of ~40 miles or less but need to drive longer distances at times? Another large percent of drivers could save money with a Volt. Are EVs establishing themselves slowly in the market? Yes, but if you consider that they are selling faster than hybrids did when they first appeared and that we are coming out of the worst economic crash since the Great Depression I’d say they’re doing OK. Now that GM, Ford and Nissan are offering good lease programs I think we’re going to see some acceleration in sales. A lot of people are more likely to give an EV/PHEV a try if they don’t feel locked in by a purchase. Get more on the road so that word of mouth can do some selling and we’ll get on pa...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/11/01/benefits-of-electric-...

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