On Car-Part.com a battery is $2,000 as far as it's installation I have a 2 post hoist and a good trans jack...
A vehicle for climate dreamers ONLY!!!I wouldnt mind an electric work truck as long as:
Could haul as much weight as a gas truck
Cost the same to buy as a gas truck
Cost the same over life of vehicle as a gas truck
Same reliability as a gas truck.
Cost the same to operate as a gas truck
Lasts about the same miles as a gas truck
Maintains resale value about the same as a gas truck.
Fuel up times about the same as gas truck.
Same amount of fueling stations as gas trucks have.
Then yeah, as long as the gov will give me a couple thou subsidy to buy it i'd do it.
Not related to EVs per se, but grid capacity. It's just not there to electrify it all. Never mind power plants average 40% efficiency.
An eleventh-hour letter from regional utility Pepco left members of the Construction Codes Coordinating Board in doubt and seeking answers.www.bisnow.com
We are experiencing the same sort of FUD and speculative arguments that preceded a lot of things that are an everyday reality - a few that come quickly to mind:Here is some real world experience with a 2017 Chevrolet Volt ( Electric with a range extending gas motor).
I bought the car 2/8/18 as a demo so I got it for 28% off of MSRP.
I use the car as my primary daily but I also have a Third Gen IROC for fun and track days at GingerMan Raceway over in South Haven, MI. I also have a F350 for towing ect but it only averages 2-3,000 miles a year.
I was not ready to go full electric back then. Now I really don't see a problem with getting a full electric for my next car. That said it will be awhile as I keep my cars at least 10 years.
Now for the big reason I love the Volt is I really could care less what the price of gas is. Since I bought the car To the last electric bill on 10/20/22 I've put in $864.01 in gas and have used $1,668.01 in electric for a total cost per mile of $0.0418 or put another way it costs me on average $4.18 to drive 100 miles. That's paying an average of $0.165331 per kWh since 2018.
You all can bitch and moan, Complain that the "man" is controlling you... Bottom line is the money I'm not spending at the pump is more money that I can save for retirement, doing things I want to do or just having cash in the bank.
Oh and for the folks spreading F,U,D in 5 years since the car was built I have lost only 1.4% of the battery capacity That works out to about 3/4 of a mile on range loss.
Meanwhile every morning the car is fully charged and ready to go.