Here’s a pretty awesome graphic on an issue we don’t actually touch on much when discussing EVs. Clearly, the price of oil is very volatile, due to a variety of factors (“the whims of OPEC, hurricanes, and instability in the Middle East,” as Max Baumhefner of NRDC writes). Fortunately for anyone who decides to switch to a clean electric vehicle, the price of electricity is not. Here’s the graphic for a visual representation of that:
Yet another reason to buy an electric vehicle next time you’re in the market for a car. (Thanks to a reader for passing this on to me.)
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