
Escalating
gas prices in recent years have compelled American car owners to
reconsider how they use their vehicles. For every driver who continues
to log incredible miles on a daily basis, there is now one more person
who rides a bike to work each day. Most Americans fall somewhere
inbetween these two extremes, and most of these people have found ways
to reduce the amount of driving they do in the course of a day, week,
month and year.
Many car drivers use the milespergallon averages of their vehicles in
order to maximize the number of miles they get out of each tank of gas,
and the result is hundreds of dollars saved. But what happens when
automobiles no longer run on fuel? How will frugal drivers calculate
mileage costs once the electric car dominates the road? What is your
cost per mile to operate a car, truck or other vehicle? 

With electricity being measured in
terms of kilowatts, the new cost per
mile rating must reflect this. Therefore, when consumers go to
calculate the cost per mile to drive a particular vehicle, they will do
so according to the amount of miles per kilowatt that vehicle averages
per hour. The mathematics will essentially remain the same as they are
with the current miles per gallon ratings, but with a quantity of
electricity supplanting a given amount of gasoline. The days of
obsessing over MPG ratings will soon be gone, yet the automobile
won’t be disappearing with it. Instead, CPM ratings will rule
the
minds of frugal drivers who search for ways to reduce transportation
costs.


