May 22, 2013

Quantification of Car vs. eBike

Ongoing eBike build

Last update: 6/19/2013

The Car
Plans for The Electric Bike:
$18,000 car$375 '06 Marin Nail Trail (purchased)
$2,000 for gas a year$100 Overhaul tuneup by:
$600 for insurance$749.99 Phoenix II 4840 Motor Kit 28mph
 48V 40amp Controller
 7-Speed Freewheel
Active Power Management LCD
Spoke Wrench
$180 for oil changes$30 Brute 26" Rear for more torque (my route has hills)
$200 for wear on tires, smog check, and wheel balancing alignment$689.00 LiFePO4 Lithium 15AH Battery w/BMS + 4A charger + 12 month warranty
$150 registration$50 Shipping
Air pollution/noise pollution
Enjoy outdoors
Good for long distance travel

Fun when turbo kicks in

Total: $18000 car + $3130
Total: $475 bike + 1469.98 kit + $50 shipping

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