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

Greg Long greglongoregon at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 14:59:42 PDT 2012


Sounds like an opportunity for OEVA to put out an op-ed response,
maybe coordinating with GreenCarReports, Plug-in-America, or other
groups?

On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 2:39 PM, Jeff Kim <jeff.shorepower at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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