- Aug 14, 2020
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Hmmmmmmm - - - so if I bought the Tesla today $100k here.Electric car efficiencies are about 6x gas car efficiencies.
A tesla 100 kWh battery car, large, premium, is about 2100 kg with 600 km range.
Our volvo v60 allroad (4-wheel) is about 2100 kg with 900 km range.
The tesla can get charged for free at hundreds of supermarkets around spain (they make a profit at it),
or for free during the day from our 10 kW solar PV array.
About 5 hours at 0.8 cop == 40 kWh or so.
== 40% == 240 km range, for free.
In any emergency need, the tesla can be charged at 25 kW at home, and will be full in 4 hours.
At peak charge .30€, the cost will be 30€ - solar, approx 15€.
Charging during the night, the EV costs about 2-4c/kWh, == 4 € for a full tank.
Difference about 35x.
The volvo costs 130€ to fill 65 liters.
The difference is 4.5x in favour of EV, worst case, and over 20x in favour of EV, typical use.
I don't buy vehicles that expensive.
Say I compared buying that to an older Mercedes diesel (similar quality inside the car).
Even if I bought the Mercedes new - - - - same price - - OK.
Then it might be worth getting the Tesla - - - except - - - here - - - cold weather means that range SUCKS.
Battery life will also not be wonderful!!!!
Changing a $35 to 40k battery every 5 years isn't my idea of 'wonderful'.
So if I compared buying a car like I prefer to drive - - - say something like a Toyota Yaris.
Well Tesla - - - cheap for fill up and cost per distance - - - sorry - - - - EXPENSIVE.
My choice - - - - not my idea of cheap for fill but cost for distance - - - - - - almost reasonable (fuel is far too expensive imo!!!).
I've been hearing about reasonable EVs for what - - - about 4 years now.
I do follow battery technology and upcoming technology.
I'm not seeing that silver bullet yet for even reasonable EVs never mind for honest to pete cheap transportation.
Where I live - - - everything has been designed around car travel - - - - likely would be very very difficult to change.
No EVs that I can see in my future.
(If you look at heavy equipment - - - - even less likely!!)
So - - - maybe if you want to even talk about low cost - - - perhaps you should work from the viewpoint of cost per distance traveled.
Please - - - don't forget to include ALL costs (insurance, repairs, maintenance, depreciation and not just fuel(!!!!!!!!!)).