Infographic: Leave The Gas At The Gas Station

4 Y BY STAFF 12 has assembled this “Leave The Gas At The Gas Station” infographic:

“Unsure about whether electric cars are here to stay or whether they are the best choice for your needs? Here is everything you need to know about these cost-efficient, environmentally friendly, and ever-improving wonder vehicles!”

Plug In Vehicle Infographic

Plug In Vehicle Infographic

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12 responses to "Infographic: Leave The Gas At The Gas Station"
  1. ggpa says:

    Education is a vital part of driving EV adoption, done via posters, websites (like this), word of mouth etc.

    This is a good poster for most parts, but wonder about
    – charging at 120V (I agree) and
    – 56% of US have access … So the others have no electricy?

    1. cmg186 says:

      I assume the others don’t have a personal driveway where an extension cord could be run to the vehicle… still seems like a low percentage though doesn’t it?

      1. TomArt says:

        When they say households, I assume that would include any dwelling, and there are a LOT of apartments and other high-rise, multi-unit styles of housing where each unit doesn’t have their own personal garage or driveway.

  2. Breezy says:

    Good info, but they need to be careful not to oversell it:

    While I’d love it if the Model X costs $60,000 ($10,000 less than the MS), I don’t think that’s very likely. At any rate, any version of the MX that does 0-60 in 4.2 seconds is going to cost considerably more than that.

    1. TomArt says:

      Yeah, I don’t know where they got that dollar figure for the Model X. Simply because it is more vehicle, and that AWD is standard, it would have to be about 10% more than the base-model Model S.

      The 4.4 seconds is not extra – that’s supposedly the BASE model, due to AWD being standard.

  3. SeattleTeslaGuy says:

    the last chart is wrong (cumulative sales). Green should be labeled “new sales”.

    Auto lifetime is defined as 164,700 miles. Where did that come from? Seems like a lot.

    EVs take less annual maintenance which actually will add up to a fair amount ($1000 per year?). That should get captured somewhere.

    Finally, gas hasn’t sold for $2.95 a gallon since 2011. Should use the average for the last 2 years – something like $3.50 which puts the lifetime savings over $16000. I doubt gas prices will decline to pre-2010 levels.

    1. Doug says:

      They also put DEV instead if BEV.

      FIX should fix that.

    2. TomArt says:

      Most people can’t afford to go through cars, so you will find many vehicles, either the original owners, or second- or third-hand owners with cars around 200k. That’s about the reasonable limit with ICE. By then, most cars start burning a little oil and need serious repairs like head gaskets, etc.

      Every car my family has owned has lasted at least 180k, with very few major repairs (1 transmission replacement on the minivan, A/C unit replacement, water pump, fuel pump…nothing exceedingly expensive or serious (other than the transmission)).

    3. Spec9 says:

      It is just a terrible infographic all around. Incorrect information, misleading information, missing important information, etc.

  4. Spec9 says:

    Did they have to use a dorky looking Golf-cart sized microcar as the car icon? Ugh. Use a Tesla.

  5. Spec9 says:

    Actually . . . after looking at that thing, it is a TERRIBLE infographic clearly made by someone just making infographics but doesn’t really know about electric cars.

    Cars plug into a 120V outlet like your cellphone? Uh yes, then can but that is just one of many ways charging.

    A pie chart for the fuel cost comparison? That doesn’t even make sense. This thing is AWFUL.

    1. Jesse Gurr says:

      Yeah, i didn’t get the pie chart either. And it looks like they used a smart car as the icon.
      And they got the legend for total sales wrong. Green should be new cars sold, not pink or whatever that color is.
      I thought prices were released for the VIA V-Trux vehicles already. $80,000 or so. Doesn’t seem like a lot of research was done for this.