[Oeva-list] NY Times EV break-even analysis

Jeff Kim jeff.shorepower at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 14:39:23 PDT 2012


The problem I see with this type of analysis is that it doesn't account for
resale value. In almost all cases, the higher mileage or hybrid version
would have higher resale value.

In the case of my Pruis, the resale value was very high. Much better than
an "equivalent" ICE vehicle.

Jeff


On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 1:06 PM, Alan Batie <alan at batie.org> wrote:

> On 4/10/12 12:07 PM, Greg Long wrote:
> >
> http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/04/04/business/the-cost-of-higher-fuel-economy.html
>
> It's probably not far off overall, but as a previous Escape Hybrid
> owner, I can see one problem: the 24.2mpg they attribute to the gas-only
> version is only true for the 4-cyl version - the 6 cyl that is more
> comparable only gets around 20mpg as I recall...
>
>
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