The city of Fort Collins, Colorado is investing in hybrid and battery electric vehicles. The article’s accompanying video compares the Total Cost of Ownership for a gas, hybrid and electric vehicle over a 90,000 mile lifespan. The savings are decidedly in favor of hybrid or electric vehicles.
A Nissan Leaf, purchased by the city in 2013, will save a projected $21,625 over the gas-powered Ford Fusion. Ben Prochazka, of Electrification Coalition, estimates that fueling a Nissan Leaf for 90,000 miles would cost around $2,160, depending on electricity costs, bringing those savings to just under $20,000.
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