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May 4, 2021 | 21:39 1 Eric test drove the Chevy Volt at the invitation of General Motors and he writes, "For four days in a row, the fully charged battery lasted only 25 miles before the Volt switched to the reserve gasoline engine.
"Eric calculated the car got 30 mpg including the 25 miles it ran on the battery.
So, the range including the 9-gallon gas tank and the 16 kwh battery is approximately 270 miles.
It will take you 4.5 hours to drive 270 miles at 60 mph. Then add 10 hours to charge the battery and you have a total trip time of 14.5 hours. In a typical road trip your average speed (including charging time) would be 20 mph.
According to General Motors, the Volt battery holds 16 kwh of
electricity. It takes a full 10 hours to charge a drained battery.
The cost for the electricity to charge the Volt is never mentioned ,
so I looked up what I pay for electricity.
I pay approximately (it varies with amount used and the seasons) $1.16 per kwh. 16 kwh x $1.16 per kwh = $18.56 to charge the battery.
$18.56 per charge divided by 25 miles = $0.74 per mile to operate the Volt using the battery. Compare this to a similar size car with a gasoline engine that gets only 32 mpg. $3.19 per gallon divided by 32 Mpg = $0.10 per mile.
The gasoline powered car costs about $25,000 while the Volt costs $46,000 plus. So the Canadian Government wants loyal Canadians not to do the math, but simply pay twice as much for a car, that costs more than seven times as much to run, and takes three times longer to drive across the country. Reply With Quote
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  • biglentil's Avatar May 4, 2021 | 21:43 2
    Quote Originally Posted by caseih View Post
    Eric test drove the Chevy Volt at the invitation of General Motors and he writes, "For four days in a row, the fully charged battery lasted only 25 miles before the Volt switched to the reserve gasoline engine.
    "Eric calculated the car got 30 mpg including the 25 miles it ran on the battery.
    So, the range including the 9-gallon gas tank and the 16 kwh battery is approximately 270 miles.
    It will take you 4.5 hours to drive 270 miles at 60 mph. Then add 10 hours to charge the battery and you have a total trip time of 14.5 hours. In a typical road trip your average speed (including charging time) would be 20 mph.
    According to General Motors, the Volt battery holds 16 kwh of
    electricity. It takes a full 10 hours to charge a drained battery.
    The cost for the electricity to charge the Volt is never mentioned ,
    so I looked up what I pay for electricity.
    I pay approximately (it varies with amount used and the seasons) $1.16 per kwh. 16 kwh x $1.16 per kwh = $18.56 to charge the battery.
    $18.56 per charge divided by 25 miles = $0.74 per mile to operate the Volt using the battery. Compare this to a similar size car with a gasoline engine that gets only 32 mpg. $3.19 per gallon divided by 32 Mpg = $0.10 per mile.
    The gasoline powered car costs about $25,000 while the Volt costs $46,000 plus. So the Canadian Government wants loyal Canadians not to do the math, but simply pay twice as much for a car, that costs more than seven times as much to run, and takes three times longer to drive across the country.
    Wow $1.16 per kwh you are getting hosed last I checked I pay 11 cents. Reply With Quote
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  • May 4, 2021 | 21:44 3 And what does that battery cost to replace in 5-7 years. Likely $10,000+ Reply With Quote
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  • May 4, 2021 | 22:24 4 Remember it about climate catastrophe, you must do your part ..
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    May 5, 2021 | 06:18 5 wow I pay under 9 cents a kw hour in Manitoba is that the price of hydro in Texas in January ? Reply With Quote
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  • Austranada's Avatar May 5, 2021 | 20:52 7 If you're on a half section run seeding, engage auto steer and you have time to read this.

    https://www.energycouncil.com.au/analysis/evs-are-they-really-more-efficient/ Reply With Quote
    May 6, 2021 | 07:37 8 A4 needs to comment here. A4 can cut through the BS with his positive real life experience with EVs in Alberta. His comments and experience were well received before. Reply With Quote
    May 6, 2021 | 11:23 9
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckChuck View Post
    A4 needs to comment here. A4 can cut through the BS with his positive real life experience with EVs in Alberta. His comments and experience were well received before.
    You got an EV yet ? Does it plug into your solar arrays? Electric tractor 🚜 yet ?
    If so 👍, if not your no more qualified than any one else . Don’t fall off your soap box in the mean time Reply With Quote