Energy & Society Week 2 Blog - Im surprised that the Chevy...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 2 pages.

I’m surprised that the Chevy Volt costs more in ownership and how quickly it rises. Especially when you compared aspects like: fuel use, fuel/elec cost, operating cost, and cost per mile. Those are all low for the Chevy Volt. But what I think ruins it is the annual electricity use. Being a more electric car, it would require more electrical charging than the other two cars. And if electrical costs keep rising, the Chevy Volt cost of ownership would also increase.
In this scenario, the price per gallon of gas was changed to $10. Compared to the previous scenario, this one is almost the opposite on the graph. The Chevy Volt proves to be the best option long term. Probably because it is an electric car and the price of gas doesn’t have a major impact on its total cost of ownership. While the Toyota Prius & Honda Accord have a steady rise over the years because of their gas

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture