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    Re: GM puts Volt engine plant on hold to conserve cash

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Do you think your cost for the energy to go that 40 miles will be less with electric?
    Depends largely on where you live.

    Target battery capacity is 16kw. Electricity costs range from ~6.7c/kwh (Idaho) to ~30c/kwh (Hawaii). The National average is about 11c/kwh.

    So...

    If you were to discharge the battery completely every single day, and fully recharge it every single night, the prices would look like so:

    Idaho: $1.07 per charge, $7.50 a week, $32.10 per month.
    Average: $1.76 per charge, $12.32 a week, $52.80 per month.
    Hawaii: $4.80 per charge, $33.60 a week, $144 per month.

    *Again those numbers are considering you drive 40 miles, 7 seven days a week.*

    Using today's average US gasoline cost of $1.67 for reg unleaded, the volt would dollar/mile be equivalent to 62mpg in Idaho, 38mpg national, and a not so attractive looking 14mpg in Hawaii.

    That is of course not factoring in any nightly discounts for off peak usage, and it is also comparing it to rather low cost gas. If gas were to find it's way back up to 4 bucks a gallon, those "mpg" numbers would be more like 150, 91, and 33, respectively.
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    Re: GM puts Volt engine plant on hold to conserve cash

    Quote Originally Posted by 505 View Post
    Depends largely on where you live.

    Target battery capacity is 16kw. Electricity costs range from ~6.7c/kwh (Idaho) to ~30c/kwh (Hawaii). The National average is about 11c/kwh.

    So...

    If you were to discharge the battery completely every single day, and fully recharge it every single night, the prices would look like so:

    Idaho: $1.07 per charge, $7.50 a week, $32.10 per month.
    Average: $1.76 per charge, $12.32 a week, $52.80 per month.
    Hawaii: $4.80 per charge, $33.60 a week, $144 per month.

    *Again those numbers are considering you drive 40 miles, 7 seven days a week.*

    Using today's average US gasoline cost of $1.67 for reg unleaded, the volt would dollar/mile be equivalent to 62mpg in Idaho, 38mpg national, and a not so attractive looking 14mpg in Hawaii.

    That is of course not factoring in any nightly discounts for off peak usage, and it is also comparing it to rather low cost gas. If gas were to find it's way back up to 4 bucks a gallon, those "mpg" numbers would be more like 150, 91, and 33, respectively.
    As you noted it all depends when at what time of day you charge it and in what state as well as assuming gas stays around $2 which we know it won't stay forever.

    But the biggest benefit by far IMO, is that all the energy used is domestic, supporting domestic companies and not foreign.

    I'd rather pay an American Electric Company the cost for energy, rather than supporting foreign oil companies.

    And lastly, while the volt will not take care of the needs of all drivers, it will help to reduce the amount of money that goes towards foreign oil.
    Last edited by TheNextEra; 12-19-08 at 08:29 AM.

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    Re: GM puts Volt engine plant on hold to conserve cash

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    ...
    I'd rather pay an American Electric Company the cost for energy, rather than supporting foreign oil companies.

    ....
    I would rather not pay either but since I really like my Suburban...

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