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Old 12-28-2012, 07:45 AM
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Great job breaking down the details, I'm impressed. While reading it occurred to me that another reason that manufactures are not likely to give out the details you're looking for is it would allow precises calculations to be done. If someone could do that they could peg the dollar value the EV is likely to cost over a gas version to plus or minus $500 (perhaps). In that case I think the true EV costs would well outshine the costs of a gas powered car and it would be hard for people to go EV. By not providing details the true costs is murky and it is easier for the feel good part of buying an EV to trump the 'possible' cost increases as they're not clear.

Hope my rambling makes sense. I'm only a cup of coffee deep, all the neurons aren't firing yet today

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