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CarsChevy Spark EVChevy SparkSources
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Purchase Price$26,685.00$12,170.00*Variables You Can Change Have Grey BackgroundAvg miles/yearhttp://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/onh00/bar8.htm
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Incentives-$7,500.00$0.00Avg cost of electricityhttp://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/cost.html
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Price After Incentives$19,185.00$12,170.00Avg price of gashttp://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/
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Price of Gas$4.251 gallon of gasoline = 33.7 kWhhttp://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/evsbs.shtml
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Price Of Electricity When Charging$0.04Lower EV maintenance costshttp://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2012/11/27/electric-car-repair-bill-35-less-than-combustion-car/
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Average Miles Per Year13,47613,476Avg ICEV maintenance costshttp://newsroom.aaa.com/2012/04/cost-of-owning-and-operating-vehicle-in-u-s-increased-1-9-percent-according-to-aaa%E2%80%99s-2012-%E2%80%98your-driving-costs%E2%80%99-study/
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Maintenance Costs Per Mile0.03520.0547Battery Cost in 2020 ($37.5 per mile of electric range)http://energy.gov/articles/secretary-chus-remarks-detroit-economic-club-prepared-delivery
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Maintenance Costs Per Year$474.60$737.14
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MPGe or MPG11933
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Average Gallons Of Gas Per Year (Miles/MPG)408.36
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Average kWh Of Electricity Per Year For Car (Miles/(MPGe/34)3,850.29
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Average Cost Of Fuel Per Year$170.26$1,735.55
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Cost of New Battery in 2020 (Presuming It Doesn't Last Much Longer) -- DOE$2,850.00$37.50
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Total Cost Of Car After Year...Chevy Spark EVChevy Spark Gas Drinker
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119,83014,643
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220,47517,115
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321,12019,588
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421,76422,061
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522,40924,533
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623,05427,006
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723,69929,479
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824,34431,951
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927,83934,424
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1028,48436,897
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1129,12839,370
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1229,77341,842
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