theothertom wrote:If I read the chart correctly, current US conditions for battery prices are around $200/KWh. Is that correct?
More like $150 per kWh.viewtopic.php?f=11&t=155#p660
Tesla is claiming under $100 per kWh.
theothertom wrote:The chart compares EV battery cost to gasoline cost. There must be an assumption of electricity costs in the calculations that I missed.
Gasoline costs vary a lot. Electric costs don't from year to year, but can be rather different in different places. Assumption is national average.
theothertom wrote:I believe when the price of EV's is about equal to ICE cars, people will adopt EV's a lot quicker.
Yes, and this will vary somewhat by size of vehicle, but is going to start happening around 2025 if price trends continue.
theothertom wrote:Just as a data point, but a Kia Soul ICE MSRP is around 23K, while the Soul EV is around 33K. The 10K difference seems a bit high to me, but maybe it's because Kia is counting on customers getting the 7500 credit so the sticker shock won't be so bad ?
EV production is mostly battery cell supply limited. So why lower the price? Or advertise?
#49 on the LEAF 100 mile club.
Most everything around here is wet during the rainy season. And the rainy season is long.
2012 Leaf SL Red
2014 Leaf SL Red
Can't sit in a Bolt seat, hoping for better soon.
Or perhaps a Buick version? Buick Electra 225???