To coincide with the start of the North American International Auto Show (also known as the Detroit Auto Show), C2G, LLC announces the launch of the Electric Car Commuting Calculator, a Facebook application that calculates how much money you’d save driving an electric car to work.
Already a Top 10 application in the Facebook Auto category, the Commuting Calculator determines the amount of money you’ll save commuting to work in an electric car compared to your current vehicle. It does this by calculating the fuel cost of your daily work commute and subtracting the electricity costs associated with driving an electric vehicle to arrive at a monthly and annual cost savings.
Although simple in appearance, there are actually some sophisticated processes running behind the scenes. For example, the Commuting Calculator identifies gas prices near your home address from 80,000 stations across the US which makes the commuting cost personally relevant to you. It also identifies the proper grade of fuel for your vehicle (regular, premium or diesel) from a vehicle database of more than 20,000 vehicles going back 20 years. The electricity costs are determined by the EPA’s cost-per-mile findings for both the Volt and the Leaf.
You’ll note we’ve also built the application on the Facebook platform to make it easy to share with friends, but you don’t have to be a Facebook member to use it as its available for free to anyone with access to the Internet.
To visit the application go to http://apps.facebook.com/costtodrive or go to Facebook.com and type in ‘Commuting Calculator’ in the search box.
Give it a try and let us know what you think!