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Only $1.14 a gallon to fuel an electric car, DOE reports

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From DOE: "How much does it cost to commute to work or drive across town? The price of gasoline is posted at every corner gas station, but what about the cost of driving on electricity? The Department of Energy’s eGallon provides a quick and simple answer to this question and allows electric vehicle (EV) drivers to see how much they can save on fuel by using electricity instead of gasoline."

Some background words found over at The Freep:

And the eGallon calculator is here:

Of course, "we" knew this 'stuff' already...
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It is hard to understand why people's thinking is that EVs have to be all or nothing. If the commute is 40+ miles the Volt offsets the 40 miles to electric use and leaves the + miles to a relatively efficient gasoline use.
It is all a perception. If the Volt was originally listed at $60k and was now discounted down to $30k there would be a wait list, similar to the Fit EV. Trying to be positive about this, GM could be doing a much, much better job at improving the perception.
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