BMW i3

MSRP:      $42,400, $44,450

Model:      60 aH, 94 aH

Motor:      125 kW

Motor

power:     170 hp

Torque:     184 lb-ft

Range:      81 mi, 112 mi

Battery:    22 kWh, 33 kWh

Charging

time:         240V - 3.5 to 4.5hrs

                 120V - 16hrs

Mileage:    118, 124 MPGe

Battery:  

(Traditional gasoline cars have had the luxury of time, competition and other market forces to be what it is today. The same will be true of EVs particularly the problem of being able to produce batteries with lower cost and weight. (The pace of advancement has been quite staggering thanks also to the advancement of modern electronics and themes borrowed from gas cars.))

Consumer reports notes:

Level I charging - 120V

Level II charging - 240V

installing a 240V circuit $700-$2000

and Charger another $1000.

Choose the right plan to be in for EV charging. Else they could put you in a highre price bracket. 

Utilities have special rates for EV charging and off-peak charging. Check with utility.

Extra ports for heavy duty chargers? Check this for each model.

Batteries may not last long but some models like the Volt and Leaf carry 8 year-100000 mi warranties on their batteries.

Automakers need to build EVs to meet the 35mpg requirements by the government.

Nat gas, nuclear or hydro are best. Coal fired are better than individual gas cars. 

EVs run for about 3 miles per kWh which is about 4 cents a mile.

In a regulated market, only one local company, normally referred to as the utility, can provide both the electricity or natural gas delivered to you and the infrastructure used to deliver energy such as poles and wires. In other words, the utility sets the price for electricity and natural gas supply, giving the consumers no choice when it comes to their energy provider.

However, in a deregulated market, the utility still owns the infrastructure and is still responsible for delivering energy to your home, but competing third-party energy supply companies (ESCOs) are allowed to buy and sell electricity or gas to you directly. The goal of deregulation is to lower the cost of energy for consumers by increasing the number of companies providing services and creating a more competitive energy supply market.

Cost per mile of size comparable fuel model

   Lexus CT200h (40mpg) : 5.0 cents @ $2/gallon

   Honda Fit (34 mpg) :  5.9 cents @ $2/gallon -do avg price per state

Cost per mile of price comparable fuel model

   BMW 328d (35 mpg) : 6.8 cents @ $2.40/gallon

   BMW 328i (26 mpg) : 7.7 cents @ $2/gallon  -do premium price per state

MSRP:      $44,450

Model:     94 aH

Motor:      125 kW

Motor Power:      170 hp

Torque:     184 lb-ft

Range:      112 mi

Battery:    33 kWh

Charging

time:         240V - 4.5hrs

                 120V - 16hrs

Mileage:    118 MPGe

MSRP:      $45,000

Model:     Long Range

Motor:      125 kW

Motor Power:      170 hp

Torque:     184 lb-ft

Range:      112 mi

Battery:    33 kWh

Charging

time:         240V - 4.5hrs

                 120V - 16hrs

Mileage:    118 MPGe

MSRP:      $36,000

Model:      Standard

Motor:      125 kW

Motor Power: 170 hp

Torque:     184 lb-ft

Range:      81 mi

Battery:    22 kWh

Charging

time:         240V - 3.5hrs

                 120V - 16hrs

Mileage:    124 MPGe

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