Time Efficiency, by Eric Peters

To compare electric and internal combustion cars, you have to compare all the costs. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

I see Teslas regularly – when I make a run downtown, which is about 35 miles away. I have yet to see one locally. Probably because downtown is 35 miles away – and back.

This is about 70 miles, round-trip. It is not outside the maximum range of a Tesla, which is advertised as being able to travel about 270 miles with its standard battery (the optional battery adds hugely to the already high cost of a Tesla; we’ll delve into that aspect more below).

But it does take a bite out of it.

Ordinarily, this would be a matter of no concern – if we weren’t talking Teslas or electric cars, in general. There are lots of “gas hog” trucks up here that make daily trips down there – and back. Even given the cost of the gas, courtesy of the Biden Thing. This is still tenable because of the “gas hog” truck’s time efficiency.

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