Electric car benefits brighten in the...

Electric car benefits brighten in the long run

There are 29 comments on the Chambersburg Public Opinion story from Oct 15, 2012, titled Electric car benefits brighten in the long run. In it, Chambersburg Public Opinion reports that:

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scooter

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#21 Oct 17, 2012
all the money you save on gas be sure to save it up as you will need it and a lot more to replace the batteries in about 7 years,it is not a good deal.
DGS

Thurmont, MD

#22 Oct 17, 2012
scooter wrote:
all the money you save on gas be sure to save it up as you will need it and a lot more to replace the batteries in about 7 years,it is not a good deal.
I own a 2005 Prius with 158,000 miles on it with no sign of letup. During the summer (warmer months, April-November) I average about 52mpg as opposed to 48mpg otherwise. Here is the math on gas savings.

20,000 miles per year / 50 mpg = 400 gallons of gas per year consumed. x $4 per gallon works out to approximately $1600 per year for fuel.

Average Car

20,000 miles per year / 25 mpg = 800 gallons of gas per year consumed. x $4 per gallon works out to approximately $3200 per year for fuel.

I realize a $1600 per year savings in fuel. Multiply this by 8 years of ownership and that works out to $12,800 savings so far. Failure of the batteries is uncommon before 220,000 miles, so my gas savings will be even more significant over the life of the vehicle.

Understand however, that this is not a vehicle that I want to take on a four hour trip. In order to achieve this mileage, the vehicle must be made as light as possible, including suspension. You feel the road. But, as a commuter car, it is phenomenal.

I can purchase a new Prius C today, for about 20,700 out the door.
cletus

Biglerville, PA

#23 Oct 17, 2012
DGS wrote:
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I own a 2005 Prius with 158,000 miles on it with no sign of letup. During the summer (warmer months, April-November) I average about 52mpg as opposed to 48mpg otherwise. Here is the math on gas savings.
20,000 miles per year / 50 mpg = 400 gallons of gas per year consumed. x $4 per gallon works out to approximately $1600 per year for fuel.
Average Car
20,000 miles per year / 25 mpg = 800 gallons of gas per year consumed. x $4 per gallon works out to approximately $3200 per year for fuel.
I realize a $1600 per year savings in fuel. Multiply this by 8 years of ownership and that works out to $12,800 savings so far. Failure of the batteries is uncommon before 220,000 miles, so my gas savings will be even more significant over the life of the vehicle.
Understand however, that this is not a vehicle that I want to take on a four hour trip. In order to achieve this mileage, the vehicle must be made as light as possible, including suspension. You feel the road. But, as a commuter car, it is phenomenal.
I can purchase a new Prius C today, for about 20,700 out the door.
that ain't what Rush Limbuagh said!
Jim Jensen

Miami, FL

#24 Oct 17, 2012
DGS wrote:
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I can purchase a new Prius C today, for about 20,700 out the door...
...from a dealer dying to get rid of it.

“ONE LOVE...ONE HORSE”

Since: Dec 07

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#25 Oct 17, 2012
Jim Jensen wrote:
<quoted text>...from a dealer dying to get rid of it.
Really?- They have been making the Prius for 12 years....

Are you sure you're not talking about Hummers?
DGS

Jersey Shore, PA

#26 Oct 17, 2012
Jim Jensen wrote:
<quoted text>...from a dealer dying to get rid of it.
Go to www.fitzmall.com , hit inventory, choose new, toyota, prius c, and see what I am talking about.

Since: May 09

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#27 Oct 18, 2012
DGS wrote:
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Go to www.fitzmall.com , hit inventory, choose new, toyota, prius c, and see what I am talking about.
You don't even have to do that. I went to toyota.com , put in my zip code and went to "Build Your Toyota."

I chose the Prius C One, base model, in black (of course). MSRP:$19,745.

http://i.imgur.com/5OXJ2.jpg
LAWDOG

Saint George, UT

#28 Oct 18, 2012
cletus wrote:
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that ain't what Rush Limbuagh said!
No one believes what that druggie says anyway.

“ONE LOVE...ONE HORSE”

Since: Dec 07

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#29 Oct 18, 2012
The Prius is one beautiful car...

We saw one roll through the development tonight...if it weren't for the leaves in the street...it would have been totally silent.

Amazing...

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