Should You Buy an Electric Car or Truck?

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What are the pros and cons of owning an electric vehicle (EV) compared with an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle. Are electric vehicles worth it?

Topics covered include:

  • What is the total energy consumption for EVs versus ICE vehicles including energy expended to produce the vehicles and energy used to produce the electricity and refine the gasoline that run the vehicles.
  • What vehicles weigh the most, ICE, EVs, or hybrids
  • How the mix of renewables and coal in the power grid impacts the energy impact of electric vehicles.
  • What is the total cost of owning an electric vehicle compared with a similar model ICE vehicle.

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Show Notes

The Gregor Letter

The Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Technologies Model—Argonne National Laboratory

Vehicle Cost Calculator—Alternative Fuels Data Center

EV vs. Gas: Which Cars Are Cheaper to Own? by Roberto Baldwin—Car and Driver

Batteries For Electric Cars Speed Toward a Tipping Point by Ira Boudway—Bloomberg

Show Notes

The Gregor Letter

The Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Technologies Model—Argonne National Laboratory

Vehicle Cost Calculator—Alternative Fuels Data Center

EV vs. Gas: Which Cars Are Cheaper to Own? by Roberto Baldwin—Car and Driver

Batteries For Electric Cars Speed Toward a Tipping Point by Ira Boudway—Bloomberg

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