There has been a lot of talk about electric vehicles the last few years. Many people are touting this as the best thing to happen to transportation in years. As for me, not so fast. What do you think ? ...J.D.
The mini Corvette was the Chevette. :grin2: If I remember there was a minor :laughhard problem with the Vega engine but it was easily cured by dropping in a 350.:smile2: While I don't remember the exact mileage the problem occurred at it but it was relatively low. Engines were improperly cast. A few years later GM had a problem with 350 engine cores shifting and damaging the cam:Not againI owned a mini Corvette. The Vega. Can you guess at what mileage the engine scored its cylinder walls and needed a new engine?
Do you know what it costs per charge ?I hooked up a 220v hook up in our garage and we charge it a night while the rates are lower. Of course on the road we use the free Tesla Supercharger and now even out local Trader Joe's has free Tesla charging.
So they are claiming 75kwh is a full charge. I pay So.Cal Edison 16¢ per kwh as long as I stay in the lowest tier below 515kwh.. The higher tiers come in at .25¢ Tier 2 and .31¢ for tier 3. (That includes all thier hidden fees and surcharges). We do not have lower rates at night or off hours here. I am a retired engineer. I run a spreadsheet on energy costs. If I charged a vehicle, that would put me in one of the the higher tier rates. So far I am not interested in anything made by Tesla. Just not "my bag". I don't buy expensive cars. More money to invest in other things. Interesting to talk to others about these things though. ...J.D.According to Tesla charts to go 199mi. the recharge cost is $9.06 at $0.12 per kWh on the S model. $0.12 / kWh is slightly higher than the $0.105 I pay.