Gas Prices – County By County In The USA

Gas prices have shot up faster in the last 2 weeks than they have at any point in US history. The continuing Mid-East turmoil doesn’t look set to be resolved anytime soon either, this fantastic gas price heat map is currently being hosted by Brammo, head over to their site to check it out.

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No, because there are not enough affordable BEV’s available. Tesla Is way too expensive, And the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt are only available in limited numbers and in select markets. On top of that the Volt is not a true battery electric car. That leaves the Tesla Roadster, Nissan Leaf, and The Smart Fortwo Electric Drive As the only electric cars currently available, And those are available to just a small segment of the population. Of those only Tesla will allow anyone who wants a Roadster to have one wherever they live But its not ready for primetime it’s too expensive. So the answer is no.

Marc Pochet via Facebook

Economics drives everything….once gas prices exceed $4, Chevy and Nissan will figure out a way to increase production of their EVs (or in the case of the VOLT, pseudo-EV) to make them more accessible, and will higher production rates, prices will begin to drop. I think $4 is the threashold though. I would spend $6000 a year on gas in my SUV at $4/gal….making the purchase of an EV as a commuter car almost economical.

David Luis via Facebook

I hope it does

I should have stipulated in the near term, of course over many years the answer would be yes. But I still believe it will be a slow process judging from the amount of time It is taking manufacturers to bring electric cars to market And their reluctance to make them widely available.

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