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My electric car just turned 128,000 miles tonight. It's entire life, there has been no gasoline, no oil changes, no tune ups and spark plugs, no air filters, no timing belts or other belts, no mufflers, no power steering fluid, no antifreeze. Everything in the cars drivetrain is original (yes, including the batteries) and it still probably gets 80 miles of range on a fuel that costs so much less than gasoline. Cost of ownership? 2 sets of tires ($1000), 1 set of brakes ($800), 1 charging capacitor ($100), and a few gallons of windshield wiper fluid ($75). Including electricity at about 6 cents a mile (less when San Francisco gives me electricity for free) the total cost of ownership is estimated at 7.5 cents per mile. Compare that to an average of 45 cents per mile for the average gasoline car. Correct me if I'm wrong, but so far that's a savings of $48,000 over the life of the car. I'm still baffled why more people haven't switched to electric. Just saying. ;-)