Is it time for electric vehicle
Well, its 2014 outside. I am sure you noticed that gas prices still up, but technology keeps improving. Now on top of hybrid cars, there are electric vehicles. Do you think its time to get up? Read full article. There are three most famous electric cars out there. The cheapest one is Chevy Volt, then goes Nissan Leaf, and only then there is Tesla S. There are more cars out there, but the three I mentioned I consider the most popular.
Now lets briefly look at Tesla. Car obviously looks best of all. It looks very luxury and sporty. On full battery charge it can run from 230 miles to up to 300 miles on more expensive models. The car is also very fast. Now the only issue here is price.
The price starts at $63,570 including the $7500 tax credit. So unless you have good amount of money, I'd recommend you to look at Leaf or possibly Volt.
I'll start with Chevy Volt. The car looks nice, but one of the main issues is the mileage. You get about 38 miles on a full charge. It might be good, but I expect little more. Good thing is once you ran out of electricity, you can use fuel. The price of Chevrolet Volt starts at $35k. You should be able to get $7500 tax credit on the Volt or on Leaf. The main issue I have here is still the 38 miles. After the mileage, you can use gas, but I want more from a full electric vehicle.
If you live 15-20 minutes away from your work and will use your vehicle to drive to and back from work. Chevy Volt may be good enough for you. If you want to use your car to put little more daily mileage, go for Nissan Leaf.
The car starts at only 21k after $7500 tax credit. Check out the range, its not perfect, but it goes up to 73 miles. Now issue here is there is no gas at all, so if you ran out of the electricity, you're done. If you compare the amount of money you spend on electricity vs gas. The electricity mileage would be about 129/102 miles per gallon. So its twice better than all famous Prius.
Now if you compare Volt and Leaf. These models are pretty close. The Chevy Volt definitely looks better than the Nissan Leaf. The price tag on Nissan Leaf is definitely better.
Here is a good example. I used to work as a delivery specialist for a local pizza restaurant. When I had a 1.6 engine car, I was spending about $150 a month just on gas. Then I bought an Infiniti i35 with 3.5 engine. I was spending about $300 a month just to cover gas bill. Take some time and calculate if you deliver pizzas on electric car. I am not sure how much you will save if you get it brand new, but if you wait couple years and get a used full electric vehicle, it could be a great money saving machine.
Which one would you choose? Please leave your answer here below. Also let me know if you have any questions. I'll try to reply as soon as possible right here below.