Energy Use versus BugE range
Brew a pot of coffee 3 miles
1200 BTU Air Conditioner, one hour 4 miles
1250 Watt Wall Heater for one hour 7 miles
Dishwasher, one load of dishes 25 miles
Washing Machine, one load 34 miles
Refrigerator for a day 42 miles
Electric Car 100 miles* 534 miles
Gasoline Car 100 miles* 862 miles
The typical stop and go BugE energy use within cities is about 170
watt-hours per mile (580 BTU per mile). The national average residential
price of electricity is about 6 cents per kilowatt-hour.
This means the cost of electricity to run a BugE is about 1 cent per mile.
Sources: Eugene Water & Electric Board
*Mills McCarthy & Associates
Designed and built by Mark Murphy, Creswell, Oregon, USA