The picture exposes the entire
fantasy reality of very expensive all-electric cars, especially if that gen-set is powered by natural gas. The picture below shows an electric car hooked-up to a generator. Presumably it's in some rural area or the outback of Australia? Some 65% of US power comes from fossil fuels and most of the rest comes mostly from hydroelectric and nuclear (34% from nat.gas). (Wind power is a surprising 5.7% these days --see chart below.)
|The Approximate Reality of Electric Cars|
Then I went to GEICO, who insures my plebeian Toyota Camry to price comprehensive car insurance. The cost was $991 per 6 months or $165 per month.
So, to buy a used long-range Model 3, it will cost $919 per month to get it on the road (financed). Yes, you might save $100 to $150 per month in gasoline costs assuming the electricity cost is nil, but is it worth it??
You're not really saving the planet either, since most electricity is generated from fossil fuels. The planet is OK anyway since global warming is not a huge crisis it's made out to be. See my recent post A Summary of Climate Lies. Elitist and/or Leftist politicians and out-of-control Central Banks are the biggest risk to you and the world.
|Electricity Generation, US, 2016|