On a somewhat related note, I just figured the break even point for my Christmas delivery trip of a used i-MiEV to my mother.
Pulling it there with my old diesel F250, I got as low as 11.4 mpg towing the EV to Colorado and then 15 to 18 mpg on the unloaded return, when the normal minivan pilgrimage averages 24 mpg. That’s 104 gal of unleaded vs 166 gal of diesel,
104gal*19.6 lb CO2= 2038 lb CO2
166gal*22.4 lb CO2=3718 lb CO2
So, 1680 extra lbs of CO2 to deliver mom’s Xmas gift. However, she’s now driving on sunshine rather than coal-fired gasoline, so it’ll balance out within only 1286 miles compared to dad’s 15 mpg in-town Ram Hemi pickup!
Considering it’s already racked up over 300 miles in Colorado, the payback should be swift!
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