# 11,000 watt hours equals one gallon of gasoline

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esldude
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11,000 watt hours equals one gallon of gasoline

Figuring 25% general efficiency of the ICE power sources, and 80% efficiency of electric motors, about 11,000 watt-hours of electricity will do what one gallon of gasoline does.

This is useful when considering conversions and such. Motorcycle conversions for instance maybe average 50 mpg. Well 11,000 watt hours of stored electricity will get you that same 50 miles. Car conversions, same deal, one gallon will get you what 11,000 watt-hours will get you.

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Re: 11,000 watt hours equals one gallon of gasoline

According to your numbers a motor bike (ICE) should use only 3.44l/100km (68.37miles/gallon)to perform at the level of my Vectux.

It uses 4kwh to recharge after a 40km ride.

Mr. Mik

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Re: 11,000 watt hours equals one gallon of gasoline

In North Carolina one Kilowatt hour costs 14 cents.
If I calculate that correctly, one gallon of gas at \$4 presently equals roughly 28,500 watt hours @ 14 cents per KW.

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Re: 11,000 watt hours equals one gallon of gasoline

If I understand you EVLover, you are saying you can buy 28,500 watt hours for \$4. Which means for \$4 of electricity, you are getting as much energy as 2.6 gallons of gasoline. That much gasoline would cost more than \$10.

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