not to mention the battery's cost when you replace them. its like ever 5-10 years having to swap out the engine/trans as far as costs go.
also electricity isn't all that clean yet. still alot of coal being burned in the usa and still some what in canada but i think we are mostly nuclear and hydro electric.
the car itself might not emit pollutants but making the electricity still does. and the batterys are not exactly enviroment friendly.
once they make battery packs last a good 15-20 years, can be 100% charged in 1-2 hours and can go for 500km+ on a charge ill look into one.
Electric cars are still not at a place in development where I could consider getting one but they a definitively moving in the right direction. Maybe someday when they have longer ranges and quicker recharge times, I can own one but until then, I am stuck with my internal combustion engine.
What has been said is marginally true. The focus is electric is a bad example of a electric car. Wasn't designed from the ground up to be electric and does not use all the technology available to make it the best driving vehicle, unlike the tesla s.All that has been said is very true. But the internal combustion engine didn't really make since over the horse when it first came out either. It won't happen over night but there is potential for the electric car to replace gasoline in the future given enough time and technology to develop. It's cars like the Focus Electric that get people interested and develops the technology. You just have to start somewhere to get the ball rolling.
Less then the cost of a new engine or transmission. Tesla, a proper company guarantees their batteries for something like 7/8 years.Has anyone ever calculated the cost of a new battery pack for any of these electrics ? They don't last forever. & what about new electric motors ?
So, $500-ish?Less then the cost of a new engine or transmission. Tesla, a proper company guarantees their batteries for something like 7/8 years.
Considering my 07 2.0L focus gets 20-23 mpg in the city and gas costs $5 a gallon plus it has 15% ethanol an all electric car is a very attractive option. Tesla should be coming out with a cheap electric car for 30 grand soon.