They're keeping it a secret. Once everyone is converted to electric, and we do away with gasoline, expect the cost of electricity to rise at a geometric rate.
It's a scam I tell you.
A scam it is. Just another way to expand government. Subsidize E shit to make it tempting then when all are hooked tighten the screw.
Check out the windmill situation. They doonít Even pay for themselves
Did an analysis comparing Ninja 250 mpg vs. Chevy Volt operating costs (not to mention purchase costs). Have to use some real-world examples here comparing actual usage and costs incurred.
Commute miles = 1000 miles/month
Ninja 250 MPG = 55 to 65 mpg, letís average to 60mpg
Petrol = 3.71 to 3.89, average = 3.80 dollars/gal
1000 miles/month / 60 miles/gallon * 3.80 dollars/gallon = 63$/month in petrol
Or if I drive auto that gets 30mpg = 126$/month in petrol
Now letís compare to using Chevy Volt.
2.7 miles/kWhr charge - https://www.valleychevy.com/how-much...-a-chevy-volt/
86.7% L1 charging efficiency - https://www.sae.org/publications/tec.../2015-01-1152/
I currently use about 450kW/hrs per month at home. First 200kW/hr tier-1 costs $0.24, thereafter, tier-2 costs $0.32. My last monthís utility bill was ~200$ (includes gas). PG&E lies about temperatures, many many days in 90s last month with couple over 100-F.
So basically charging Volt @ home will cost me tier-2 $0.32/kWhr. This is reality of actual utility bills. My friend Nicole who uses Volt for commuting says she pays $0.28 tier-2 due to low-income subsidies (PG&E still gets their $0.32). That comes to:
1000 miles/month / 2.7 miles/kWhr = 370 kWhr/month
370 kWhr / 0.867 ChrgEff = 427 kWhr/month from wall (about same as my entire household usage)
427 kWhr * 0.32 $/kWhr = 137$/month
(120$/m with gov. subsidy)
Or more than petrol auto getting 30mpg. If i buy used Prius hybrid that gets 50mpg, itíll only cost me 76$/month
to commute those same miles and Volt will never cost less to purchase or operate. Iíll stick with Ninja 250 for lowest operating costs and way faster commutes given Bay Area traffic.