MPG equivalent for electric vehicles
I was reading some interesting articles about a company that makes an all-electric scooter called the Vectrix. It has a range about 60 miles and a top speed of 62mph with it's 20kw motor. It takea bout 2hrs to charge the 3.7kwh batteries on 220v service or 3hrs on 110v.
Out of my own curiousity, I'm trying to calculate MPG equivalence.
battery 3.7 kwh
electric rate is $0.17 kwh
Fuel rate is $3.00 gallon
1)Cost to charge the batteries is 3.7kwh x $0.17=$0.63
2)Convert $0.63 to gallons of fuel is $0.63/$3.00 gal.=0.21 gallons
3) Solution is 60 mi range/0.21 gal = 286 MPG
Is that right? Holy cow if it is!
I'm not saying I'm ready to trade in my 75mpg 250cc Yamaha for this $11,000 EV scooter just yet (my annual mileage doesn't justify it, at least not yet).