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Electric Rates Punish EVs
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:04 PM :: 4518 Views :: Energy

Electric Rates Punish EVs

By Panos Prevedouros PhD

HECO and her sisters “punish” electric cars in Hawaii:

  • “In the U.S., the cost of electricity varies far more widely than the cost of gasoline, from a kilowatt-hour average of 8 cents in Washington State to 36 cents in Hawaii.
  • Because of the variety of utility rates in the U.S., a 2011 Nissan Leaf that's a bargain to drive in Washington — $28.29 for 1,000 miles — is pricey in Hawaii, where those 1,000 miles would cost $97.21."
  • Note to Legislature: By pushing unproductive “green” renewables you are pushing the KWh cost up. Please push for natural gas, geothermal, coal and waste-to-energy. These in turn will push KWh cost down!

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