A report released by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute is showing the cost savings to the average vehicle owner versus those same owners driving electric. The report compares gasoline fuel costs state-by-state to the cost of electricity for equivalent miles driven. The differences are shown in both ratios and dollar figures, with owners in some specific states seeing much higher savings when driving electric versus those from other states.
The report is unique in that it ignores the often-politicized arguments for data of this nature; such as the “source-to-use” data often manipulated or argued. Instead, it looks purely from a consumer perspective, showing what kinds of cost savings could be had for the average vehicle owner in any given state.