114504Re: Interesting tool
- Sep 2, 2009What about collected energy from braking?
In the Prius, it is included in the average MPG, but in an electric car, it will only show a longer range per charge. Its a good thing, but how do you calculate that?
--- In email@example.com, Peter Blackford <PriusPete@...> wrote:
> Much as I'd really like to buy an electric car, and likely will, I need to point out a VERY basic fallacy in this 'calculator'...
> It completely ignores the charge/discharge (in)efficiency inherent in any battery. Not to mention that one of the other variables one must input correctly is the 'watts/mile' which is also subject to variation - much as mpg is, but harder to estimate at this time.
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: sidneybrooks <sidneybrooks@...>
> >Sent: Sep 1, 2009 10:14 AM
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Subject: [toyota-prius] Interesting tool
> >There is a calculator on this page that lets you make your own assumptions about the cost of gas and the cost of electricity and then gives comparative costs per mile.
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