This is an Associated Press syndicated report available all over the web, not exclusive to USA Today. Google "Are Electric Cars Worth the Price?". Here it is on YouTube with plenty of comments and no ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO2Z9ybJJaY To his credit, the CR guy does allow that even with the increase in home electric bill, it will be a savings over the gas it replaces.
Another great example of poor reporting based on either bias, misinformation or just a lack of knowledge. If the reporter reports all news stories with as little research, then no wonder no one trust the news media. This is just stupid news reporting. We have grown used to seeing it. But seeing it does not mean we have to like it.
Hmmm, let's do the math on that. Let's call it 13kwh to charge from fully depleted and 30 days in a month....Hmm, that's 390 kwhs. And let's see looking at my last bill to see if how much I consumed was more or less than 390 kwhs.... What the heck? This guy from Consumer Reports doesn't know WTF he is talking about!!!!!!! Double my electricity bill, my big, white hairy ass!
Of course, the AP dude just re-gurgitated that these cars will double your electricity bill in his report and caption on the video. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!
Oh well, the truth will win out in the end. In the meantime I will just have to console myself regarding my poor decision to buy the Volt. The 1,200 MPG since I brought it home does help at least a little bit in that regard but I'm really scared of my next electric bill.
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