Thursday, October 20, 2011

Lies, Damned Lies, and EPA Statistics

Once again, EPA is applying a very heavy finger to the scale.

The Fisker Karma electric car, developed mainly with your tax money so that a bunch of rich VC’s wouldn’t have to risk any real money, has rolled out with an nominal EPA MPGe of 52.

Not bad? Unfortunately, it’s a sham. This figure is calculated using the grossly flawed EPA process that substantially underestimates the amount of fossil fuels required to power the electric car... needs to multiply the EPA MPGe by .365 to get a number that truly compares fossil fuel use of an electric car with a traditional gasoline engine car on an apples to apples basis. In the case of the Fisker Karma, we get a true MPGe of 19. This makes it worse than even the city rating of a Ford Explorer SUV.  --Zippers quoting Forbes

And you can buy a Ford SUV for a helluvalot less money, too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Developed with our tax money all right. But at least the Obama donors are creating FINLAND.

Wish I could afford to buy a president like these green thiefs did.