I was paying bills this morning and started doing a little basic research. On electric vehicles, based on my current kilowatt/hour costs for my area. According to my electricity provider, I'm paying $0.1289 per kilowatt hour for residential electricity.
Based on my figures, if I were charging a Chevy Volt in my garage, it would cost me $5.72 per day to fully charge that vehicle. That would add $171.60 to my current monthly bill.
I was listening to a local talk show host last week. He had a caller who drives a fully electric pickup truck and that caller said that it costs him $16.00 per day to fully charge that truck at the end of the day.
I filled up my van yesterday. It cost me $60.00 to drive 335 miles. I fill up once a week, depending on lots of things.
A buddy and I were talking Sundary. There may come a time when the technology makes good sense to switch to electric vehicles, and battery technology is certainly improving. But it doesn't make sense now, even with inflated gasoline prices.
In parts of the country, I don't know if the grid would handle the extra stress of charging large numbers of EVs. Some places can't handle peak-hours load, as evidenced by rolling blackouts in some parts of the country. There are lots of issues associated with switching from gas to electric. Let's not even talk about the cost of fully replacing the hatteries.
According to polls I've seen, the #1 concern is inflation, and gas prices are mostly all tied to inflation. It is the issue that is going to drive elections.