Batteries: Lower cost than gasoline?
We compare the lifecycle costs of an electric car to a similar gasoline-powered vehicle under different scenarios of required driving range and cost of gasoline. An electric car is cost competitive for a significant portion of the scenarios: for cars of lower range and for higher gasoline prices. Electric cars with ~150Â km range are a technologically viable, cost competitive, high performance, high efficiency alternative that can presently suit the vast majority of consumers' needs.
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- Fischer, Michael & Werber, Mathew & Schwartz, Peter V., 2009. "Batteries: Higher energy density than gasoline?," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(7), pages 2639-2641, July.
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