Gas cost too much? Recharge your car for 97 cents/ eGallon

WASHINGTON (WVLT) -- For under a buck, Tennessee drivers can go as far in their electric cars as regular drivers can go in their gas-driven vehicles, according to a new Dept. of Energy website. The site offers a state-by-state breakdown of the costs of recharging an electric car and converts it into "eGallons," the distance you could go on a gallon of gas.

“Consumers can see gasoline prices posted at the corner gas station, but are left in the dark on the cost of fueling an electric vehicle," said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. "The eGallon will bring greater transparency to vehicle operating costs, and help drivers figure out how much they might save on fuel by choosing an electric vehicle."

The Energy Dept. said the cost of an eGallon will vary from state to state, because of the differences in the price of electricity. Despite that, they say drivers will find the cost of refueling their cars will be much more stable since electricity prices is less volatile than gas.

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