Switching to electric fleets could save $16,000 per vehicle over the course of seven years.
Companies and government units that switch to electric fleets could save $16,000 per vehicle over the course of seven years.
A study by British Columbia-base Green Car Reports, measured this savings in fuel cost, maintenance and tax credits, which vary from state to state, and without tax credits those savings amount to about $11,000 over the course of seven years. That study does not include the Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) Model S.
The Town of Apex and the Carrboro, both of which received funds from the North Carolina Department of Transportation recently to purchase electric vehicles for government use, could soon feel these savings.
Apex will purchase a Chevrolet Volt and three Nissan Leafs for government travel and meter reading, as will Carrboro.
While the savings may seem attractive, a CleanTechnica blog says the EVs still have a ways to go in what they offer.
“A bigger problem is the lack of variety in electric vehicles, though that too will soon change,” says CleanTechnica. “As it stands, even those companies that would benefit from electric vehicles may need something bigger and more versatile than a Nissan Leaf.”
Perhaps corporate fleets in the Triangle will soon consider Nissan’s upcoming electric van, the e-NV200.