10Aug/17

Great Fuel Savings Calculator

Nissan has a great calculator that helps to estimate the cost savings you may have by driving a 2017 Leaf instead of your current vehicle. CLICK HERE

We like the simplicity of the calculator. Be sure to click on the “Not Sure” link on the MPG page if you are like most of us and have no idea of what your MPG is in your current car. Nissan’s list of car MPG’s is very robust.

Please contact Park to Spark® so that we may help you figure out the best way to charge your new EV at your workplace or elsewhere.

04Aug/17

Plug-In Electric Hybrid Benefit Calculator

We spend a lot of time in the “EV World” and often hear even EV advocates highlighting flaws of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs). Typical complaints:

  • They only go a few miles on electric (No Range)
  • They use too much gasoline (Bad for the environment)
  • They charge too slowly
  • They are not a real EV

The detractors are correct. All of those statements are true-at least to an extent.

But, what about the upside?

PHEV’s are Electric Most of the Time. And, A PHEV is JUST A CAR When Not Electric.

The U.S. Department of Energy web site FuelEconomy.gov has a great calculator to help drivers estimate how much fuel a PHEV will consume. The detailed calculator (CLICK HERE) allows users to input weekly driving habits and even how many long trips the user will make in a year’s time. The calculator then provides expected annual cost for operating that PHEV model. It even estimates how many trips will be made to the gas station.

The Park to Spark® Volt 2.Ohhh will only go to the gas station 4 times in a year since we have home and workplace charging. And, we’ll spend about $587 to fuel the car.

The average driver that travels our 14,112 miles in a 25 MPG car would buy 564.48 gallons of gasoline. At $2.35 per gallon, they would spend $1,326. So, Volt 2.Ohhh saves us about $739 per year compared to an average car. And, avoids about 530 gallons of gasoline consumption.

So, a PHEV is pretty good.

Contact Us to learn more about PHEVs or BEVs or even cost calculators. Then, we’ll help you with implementing your workplace charging strategy to make the most of your new car.

 

13Jul/17

Positive Predictions of EV Future

Bloomberg Business Week revealed their latest report predicting significant adoption of Electric Vehicles soon.

The Bloomberg New Energy Finance forecast (CLICK HERE) says adoption of emission-free vehicles will happen more quickly than previously estimated because the cost of building cars is falling so fast. The seismic shift will see cars with a plug account for a third of the global auto fleet by 2040 and displace about 8 million barrels a day of oil production—more than the 7 million barrels Saudi Arabia exports today.

Park to Spark® will help you with your strategy to handle all of these EV’s at your workplace. Contact us to learn more.