Electric Vehicle (EV) verses the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)
EV vehicles get more miles when driving in town than on the highway - ICE vehicles get more miles driving on the highway than in town
EV'S get the best mileage with the motor at maximum RPM - ICE vehicle's get the best mileage at low RPM'S
If you are a small business & have small delivery pickup trucks like auto parts stores do and you have a folklift you can extend your mileage by removing the barttery rack & replacing it with a fresh charged barttery rack. Therefore never buying gas again
Maintenance on an EV vehicle- replace batterys every three to four years, replace body every twenty years. Maintenance on an ICE vehicle- oil changes,hose,radiator antifreeze,emission controls,exhaust system,tune up's,engine repairs.
Electric vehicles with direct current (DC) electric systems get about 0.4 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per mile, while those with more efficient alternating current (AC) systems get about 0.174 to 0.288 kWh per mile. If your home electricity rate is $0.13 per kWh, it would cost about $0.05 per mile for DC operation and $0.03 cents per mile for AC operation. You would pay $0.12 per mile for gasoline in a vehicle that gets 25 miles per gallon when gasoline sells for $3 per gallon.
When considering total operating costs, weigh battery replacement at four-year intervals or about 20,000 miles ($1,000 or $2,000) against four years of tune-ups, oil changes, mufflers, starters, water pumps, etc.
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