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Eugenian
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:09:42 AM

The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced that about twice as many electric vehicles were sold in the first half of 2013 compared to the first half of 2012. The DOE noted the very low cost of fueling an electric car versus fueling a gasmobile, and the eGallon tool it recently unveiled. “The eGallon, a quick and simple way for consumers to compare the costs of fueling electric vehicles vs. driving on gasoline, rose slightly to $1.18 from $1.14 in the latest monthly numbers, but remains far below the $3.49 cost of a gallon of gasoline...”
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:23:44 PM

Yes, EVs are the wave of the future. Just takes a while for the curmudgeons to admit to it!
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:08:46 PM

"Notice numbers were not included in this Greenie article....

ClarkSC...you nailed it...."
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LOL, of course they'll include no numbers, the numbers are too depressing to this non-news blog spot that does nothing but cheerlead for the foolish that have bought into the EV kook-aid.

But hey, it's hard to admit when you've been taken by the lies. So you keep trying to get others to fall for the same sad sales pitch.
bston
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 4:05:17 PM

Interesting!
BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 8:36:55 AM

Telsa is doing good!
Radar1992
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 7:24:46 AM

Notice numbers were not included in this Greenie article....

ClarkSC...you nailed it....
ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:36:07 AM

From one to two?
alterman156
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 2:06:26 AM

Electric cars might end up being cheaper to run than gasoline powered cars.
endymion
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 10:26:24 PM

Good news.
PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 7:50:39 PM

You will pay dearly for the electric for years.
USMCturtlehead
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 6:34:12 PM

Wow
ktbaeohana
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 5:21:34 PM

good news.
mike56MI
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 5:07:05 PM

OK
Night Owl
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 4:20:45 PM

BobBG is right on!
ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 3:31:27 PM

How much will charging cost as electric rates increase when the 200 plus coal plants are shut down.
SVmike
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 2:20:30 PM

"25% increase in electricity rates coming
part of my issue with electric cars is the monopoly in "refueling" "

EV driving is like $1/gal gas instead of $4/gal. A 25% increase is like $1.25/gal. Not a big deal. You can't make your own gas...but you can buy your own solar cells, for example, and charge your car yourself.

You think that oil prices aren't a monopoly? Technically no, but the prices are plus or minus 5-10% within anyone's driving range. Meanwhile electric prices vary by large amounts across the country. And it is possible to get lower rates at night. Does it cost less to fillup with gas at night?

BobBG
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 1:46:15 PM

I think we will continue to see large percentage increases in EV sales even though the actual numbers will remain small. If and when they are able to travel over 100 miles on a single charge then the number of EVs sold will increase dramatically.
Zuegma
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 1:31:28 PM

The technical hurdle of distance and battery longevity is far from resolved.
Take away the subsidies and the doubling of a small number of sales will short circuit.
YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 1:01:37 PM

EV's are probably getting closer to hitting a critical mass that will lead to broader acceptance.

They are not the cars for everyone, but they do make sense for a very large part of the population in the urban centers of the country.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 12:53:45 PM

take away all the subsidies and watch that market crash too
evowner
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 12:36:35 PM

General adoption will be in layers. The present form of EV's will fill a segment of the total market. As the technology increases, the market size will correspondingly grow with it.
fuel2use
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 12:31:44 PM

When I am near high tech companies I see more.
Cothrom
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 12:29:45 PM

Have to admit, do see "more" electrics out there than use to. But long long ways to go that's for sure
ForeignBody
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 12:25:37 PM

100% of very small figures. The Nissan Leaf sales "have skyrocketed" - really?

If it is so dramatic the article should have supplied the numbers.
mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 12:17:30 PM

So. Once this idiotic project is jammed down sufficient people's throats, then:

a) watch the electric grid collapse from the demand put on it and
b) watch electric rates rise---and rise---and rise some more, all while Buffett smirks and smiles.

What price eGallon, then?
Joeski1
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 12:00:57 PM

awesome... "pumped this one up!!!"
lesabreAZ
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:57:48 AM

so the sold 2000 Volts?
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:44:41 AM

Step in the right direction
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:36:24 AM

Cool! More gas for me!

Well, not much....
highdesertman
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:27:54 AM

Sticking with my "gasmobile," thanks anyway.
tcrunner
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:23:25 AM

Definitely a start!
beachd8
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:21:16 AM

25% increase in electricity rates coming
part of my issue with electric cars is the monopoly in "refueling"
BUSMAN1105
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:10:49 AM

THAT'S GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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