57 thoughts on “Top 10 Electric Cars 2013 (6 months of sales)

  1. Brilliant. I really hope Mitsubishi brings out the Outlander PHEV or even so, greatly improve on their iMiev like how Nissan refreshed its LEAF. I love the little iMiev thing and all it has done since 2009 was gaining 1st places and market dominance and only to have them strripped away by competition. It really needs to play catch up in the EV market and I hope Mitsubishi won't discontinue it.

  2. Thanks for this video. I still feel that I should wait though. I just paid off my car and am considering a new purchase.

  3. Sure looks like the range and variety is increasing in the electric car market…the Volt gets 120 mpg's!?! That is insane:)) That Tesla is a pretty a good lookin car too!!;)

  4. Cool video there. I am really interested in the new electric vehicles, they are just a bit more exy down here in Australia!

  5. Yea i've checked that one out online and I like it, but 60 big ones is unreasonable. The prius can be picked up for around 20k, which suits my budget at the moment. Who is behind the Tesla company?

  6. My son used to spend $345 a month on gas. He bought a 2013 Volt. He now spends about $45 on gas and charging costs. That's pretty much electric to me.

    Consider this, an owner of an all electric needs to own a second car. Second payment, gas, maintenance etc.

    So, the electric car is directly tied to that second car because it can't go where the Volt can go. Gas being used by an electric car owner in another car is still using gas.

    My son owns one car and so do I. I own a 2012.

  7. That is a pretty broad based not knowing what elect car you are talking about…and how much $/KWH one pays in parts of the WORLD!
    Next, what good is a electric car when you hall tools and materials around in a pickup truck everyday….plus I would like to see one of those cars plow snow in Wisconsin and tow a fishing boat!

  8. The avg electric car gets about 3 miles per KWH, avg us electric rate is about 11 cents per KWH. Eventually the tech will make it's way down to trucks and SUV's… probably starting with plug-in hybrids mostly,..

  9. I am moving to where its 11 cents…..!!! That was in the 1990's here!
    Plus you will need a lot of batteries to get the torque needed in a pickup to hall.
    Plus driving those elect. cars is like driving a fire ball…ie "Tesla" fire!

  10. Do electric cars really help. Isn't the real solution avoiding cars with teleworking, public transport, bicycles ..changing expectations of living/work arrangements.(humans survived for 1000's of years before cars) evolving civilization away from car dependance.
    i'm very skeptical we can get enough electricity for electric cars to scale

  11. You're right, they are a transition band aid until society re-arranges itself away from oil dependent suburbia. That process will be ugly and society will try to keep the status quo for as long as possible. EV's will be part of that.

  12. i see the future as communes resembling monastaries in many ways. perhaps a cluster of people dividing their time between some sort of specialized craft going on, and manual labour making local food. a massive change for the average 1st worlder. I'm certainly not ready for that mentally.

  13. Electric cars are normally charged during off peak demand, when there is a lot of wasted energy and excess capacity. We have plenty of capacity for a nation that drives electric cars. My car charger draws as much power as a microwave over or a window AC unit. Faster chargers often draw less power than clothes driers. EVs just draw power for a longer period of time.

  14. So carrying around a gas tank with the potential energy of 674 kWh in the form of a highly flammable fluid with little protection is safer than a car with a solid pack put into 16, 5.3kWh modules separated by fire walls is some how safer… The car is much safer than any other car on the road. Of course every car has a fire hazard, but imagine a piece of metal putting a gash through the gas tank and exploding. The Tesla had a slow burn that didn't even get into the interior.

  15. I pay 9 cents per kWh and average over 4 miles per kWh. I don't know where @MrEnergyCzar got 3 miles from, maybe that is the Volt or Tesla or something, but I get 4.5-5, depending if I am trying or not. He may be factoring in the charging lose, which can be between 5-15%, which will lower that number a bit. It costs me 2 cents a mile to drive…

  16. Most people do not need a truck. The once a year one may need a truck they can rent one or borrow one. This is what a lot of people do. The rich people who are buying this car probably do not need a truck. If you need a truck, and only want to drive one vehicle, don't by a car. That easy. No one is making you get the car, but don't pretend it won't work of most people because it isn't a car, because that is just wrong.

  17. You are right…the elect car is for rich people. Not young girls like yourself.
    I think elect. cars are not practical because of the cost to buy, distance you can go, cost to recharge, places you can recharge (they need special outlets).
    They are for the 1%, not high school girls like yourself.

  18. I make 9 dollars an hour. My Nissan Leaf pays for itself and then some. The Leaf is cheaper than comparable gasoline vehicles that are similarly equipped. IN fact, you can't get some of the features in other similar cars, like heated rear seats. The cost to recharge is extremely low, especially compared to gas. It costs about 2 cents per mile for me to drive. The average gas car is 16 cents per mile. Leaf has no oil or maintenance, other than tires and wipers, unlike ICE cars

  19. My situation is very unique. There are other people, however, that have similar situations. If someone drives 30,000 miles a year like me and currently gets 25 mpg, which is the average, and goes to a 100% gas Prius, it could also pay for itself. This is a very rare scenario. To pretend this never happens is just wrong. There are people who trade in pickup trucks they use for business that get 17 mpg to buy a truck that gets 25 and it pays for itself. Again, very rare that the math works.

  20. If you don't want an EV then dont get one. You don't see me questioning all your motives. I got mine because of financial reasons. I think it is a much better driving experiences and I find the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. If it doesn't work for you, I don't care, I am happy with it. I don't see why you have to pretend it doesn't make sense for me though.

  21. How can a teenager afford a $20,000 plus car to begin with making $9.00 a hour? Like yourself. You plug into Mom and Dads house at night to get a charge that will only take you 90 miles!
    So the math works for you because you get free elect. and room and board….lord knows how you pay for $20K on a $9.00 Job!
    How are you doing in math in high school….

  22. When you get your recharge for free from mom and dad and you are a teenager with a new $20K car only make $9/ hour…..
    I am happy for you.

  23. 1. I never told you my age. Age is irrelevant and you shouldn't assume someone's age.
    2. I don't live with my parents.
    3. Gas was my #1 expense.
    4. 20 dollars a month in electricity is insignificant, the energy saving changes I made here almost cancel that out
    5. I sometimes tutor people in calculus. I know how to do math.
    6. I am slowly working my way through college because I don't want a lot of student loan debt. The only debt I have is the ~9000 I own on my car.

  24. I don't like debt and I only got the car because the savings were so significant.

    Again, if the car doesn't work for you, thats fine, get whatever car you want. I don't know why this is an issue for you. I am in a very unique situation and I am happy with the decision I made. I don't know why you are trying to make this sound like something that is impossible. Less than 10% of Americans drive as much as I do, I think it is less than 5%, that is the only reason it works out.

  25. "The average Volt driver gets about 120mpg."
    Well, let's see…
    That's 6 times better than my current car. I currently spend a rough average $60/wk on gas. Divided by factor of 6 means a Volt would save me $50/wk…$200/mo. BUT, I would have to ADD the cost of a new car loan. My current car is paid off. In the end, driving a Volt would still cost me MORE per month than driving my old Jeep Liberty. Plus, it wouldn't be able to haul my trailer or go 4×4 in the Michigan snow.
    Hmmmmmmm.

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