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My wife and I have been way behind the curve on adopting an electric car to reduce our carbon emissions and improving our transportation efficiency. Electricity grid australia Like many folks we have limited budgets and all too often skewed priorities. O gastronomico Over the last couple years we have been setting up to get a 5th wheel trailer and that involved the purchase of a pickup truck capable of towing such a beast first. Gas vs diesel engine We got our truck in September of 2014, and finally got our trailer in April of 2016.

Recently we have been consolidating and paying down debt to make room in our budget for an electric car lease. Electricity joules We simply won’t be able to make payments on purchase of a 200 mile range EV until we pay off our truck so we are thinking a lease in the mean time makes good sense for a interim vehicle. La gastronomie I have settled on the 2016 Nissan Leaf after looking into what is currently available.

Several things interest me about the Leaf ranging from the Nissan Leaf being in the market place for over five years now, and their efficiency. Gas mask bong nfl The introduction of the 2016 model 30 KWH battery pack with a 107 mile range seems to meet all our needs for a second vehicle. Gas dryer vs electric dryer cost savings Our driving cycle tends to consist of mainly 20 mile trips to town, about 10 miles around town, and 20 mile return trips home. Year 6 electricity worksheets We also do 10 mile round trips to the post office for a minimum of four times a week taking our son to a work pick up point and bringing him home twice a week. Gas up yr hearse A 12,000 mile limit per year on a lease would not be a real problem considering we have a truck for back up driving that we would need to drive a little every week to keep it in good operating order.

I was shocked when I begin crunching the numbers and found out how efficient an electric drive train can be. Gas monkey monster truck The 2016 30 KWH Nissan Leaf is rated at 124 mpg City/101 mpg Highway/ 112 mpg Combined. Gas mileage comparison Since the car does not actually use gasoline what does that word equivalent even mean? There are 111,800 Btu’s in a gallon of gasoline, and only 3,412 Btu’s in a KWH. Gas definition wikipedia That means there are 32.7667 KW H’s equivalent in a gallon of guzzeline.

That means all the Nissan Leaf’s 30 KWH battery capacity are equal to only 0.91556 gallons of gasoline. Done with electricity tattoo book That is not much gas for those of us used to driving ICE (internal combustion engines). 1 unit electricity price india Just for reference our Ford F-150 XLT 4X4 has a 36 gallon gasoline tank. Electricity distribution map However almost none of us ICE operators are use to driving vehicles that are routinely getting over 100 mpg either.

Recently I was watching an You Tube video comparing a Leaf to a Tesla to determine what aerodynamics meant on these vehicles. Gaston yla agrupacion santa fe 2016 The Leaf has a Cd of 0.28 while the Tesla has a Cd of 0.24. E electricity bill The Leaf is a smaller lighter vehicle so the proposition was that the Leaf would be more energy efficient at 50 mph but the Tesla would narrow the gap at 70 mph. Electricity worksheets grade 9 Sure enough the Leaf did 16% better at 50 mph and only 3% better at 70 mph.

This shows the positive effects of aerodynamics. Electricity physics pdf What was starling about this test to me was that at 50 miles per hour the Leaf only needed 219 watt hours per mile. Electricity and magnetism study guide 5th grade I did the math and this translated to 149 miles per gallon. Gas line jobs in wv Our 20 miles to town involves 13 miles at 55 mph then 5 miles at 40 mph. Electricity worksheets This means we could routinely return some incredible numbers for efficiency with an electric car like the Leaf.

We have 5.1 KW’s of grid tie solar power which puts us in the position of selling about $600 worth of power to the utility for 9 months out of the year. A gas has no volume During the summer we have to buy some power because our central air increases our electrical consumption.

This scenario means we could effectively charge an EV at 8 cents a KWH. Electricity off peak hours At 1,000 miles a month this would amount to only about $23 worth of power and during the summer months this figure would rise to $35 a month at 12 cents a KWH. Gas variables pogil extension questions We would still save over $90 month on fuel at the low gasoline cost we now have. R gas constant chemistry Turns out a gallon of gas equivalent in electricity is $2.62 at 8 cents a KWH. Gas in babies treatment At 12 cents a KWH this rises to $3.63 a gallon equivalent.

Again getting over 100 mpg equivalent is what turns this whole equation on it’s head. Electricity 101 powerpoint For comparison my Ford F-150 XLT 4X4 averages only 17.8 mpg. Electricity cost las vegas I would need $1,363 for fuel to travel 12,000 miles in this vehicle. Gas zauberberg The Nissan Leaf would only require $317 for the same 12,000 miles. Electricity in water pipes That is a $1,046 saving per year in fuel cost alone. Electricity distribution network My truck averages 11 cents per mile for fuel cost. On q gas station okc The Leaf would average 2.6 cents per mile, and that you can take to the bank.

Of course these are projections but they are in the proverbial ball park. Electricity units to kwh Another comparison which would impress the engineer in anybody is the comparative BSFC numbers of these two vehicles. Gas knife lamb My truck has an estimated BSFC (brake specific fuel consumption) per HP (horsepower) hour of 0.485 pounds of fuel. List of electricity usage by appliances We estimate the Nissan Leaf BSFC to be at 0.151 pounds of fuel per horsepower hour. Electricity billy elliot lyrics Since this is only 3.21 times better why is the Leaf capable of over 100 mpg? The answer is of course regenerative braking, a lower Cd, low rolling resistance tires, less mass, less frontal area, only one gear, no idling loses, etc. Electricity word search puzzle You get the picture, the EV is a pure paradigm shift in efficiency. Gasbuddy trip The battery technology is catching up fast.

That is my report. O goshi technique There are many other things we could cover but these are some of the things I think don’t get discussed enough because they are technical. Mp electricity bill payment I will leave you with a You Tube link of a Tesla X on the German Autobahn doing 100 KPH and up to 250 KPH. Gas bike alley For us Americans that is 60 MPH up to 150 MPH.