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How to cut fuel bill by R90 000

2013-10-01 09:02

'FUEL UP' AT HOME: Plug-in your car at home and, EV buffs say, never visit a fuel station again. Image: TheNewsMarket

NEW YORK - Americans, young and old, are apparently falling in love with the new "cool" cars. Battery cars, that is...

Jeff U'Ren was what you would call an "early adopter" as one of the original EV-1 owners in the 1990's. He now owns two Chevrolet Volts and when it comes to the question of whether or not electric vehicles are the transportation of the future, his son John believes everyone his generation is open to the idea of battery cars and that it is actually the transportation of the present.

R90 000 SAVING

Americans young and old are embracing EV's and those who own them have been surprised by their economy and convenience.

Certainly being able to charge your vehicle at home is quicker and much more convenient than stopping at fuel stations every few hundred km. In fact, according to new EV owners, you don't realise how much you enjoy not going to a fuel station until you stop going to a fuel station.

Chevrolet says the new Spark EV can go from 0-100km/h in less than eight seconds and will save owners (in the US) the equivalent of about R90 000 over five years.

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