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?