Militant EV driver!
Not sure whether to continue on this thread, but @dpeilow inspired me to write the following blog-post. I went ahead and expanded my analysis of EV to average ICE ratio to the 2012 Leaf and 2012 Volt. Spoiler alert... The ratios are close to even with the 2012 average car price.Just shows the jump with the Leaf or Volt in terms of value for money. I wonder how much of that is a reduction in the design price vs benefits of economies of scale, though.
The Rauch & Lang info.."Todays Electric car technology has not evolved much from this 1914 example?!"Not random... Went to the Nethercutt Museum and Collection with the Orange County Tesla Club this past Saturday.
Spotted the following at the Collection:
IMG_20150328_133014 by dennis_p, on Flickr
IMG_20150328_132959 by dennis_p, on Flickr
IMG_20150328_132913 by dennis_p, on Flickr
IMG_20150328_132918 by dennis_p, on Flickr
IMG_20150328_132921 by dennis_p, on Flickr
Of course, the GM EV1 is more interesting (Roadster motor, anyone?)
IMG_20150328_132850 by dennis_p, on Flickr
IMG_20150328_132548 by dennis_p, on Flickr
IMG_20150328_132900 by dennis_p, on Flickr
Interesting that the price of the GM EV1 was $43,995 and the average car price in the US at the time was $14,000. That means that the EV1 is about 3.14 times the price of the average car.
So, the average car price in 2012 is around $31,000 and the Model S is average around $100,000, that means that the Model S is about 3.22 times the price of the average car. However, considering what you get in a Model S vs. an EV1.
I guess this was the one I followed through Burley in the New Forest onto the A31. It did look good. My wife said I can buy one IF . big IF, I win the Lottery! Earlier a Grey Leaf in Pennington, Lymington. I'm not counting my son driving my Leaf to meet us for a family picnic at Stoney Cross.Saw a white Model S while out cycling from Twyford back to Winchester yesterday. It had just come off the M3.