Fox News' Bill O'Reilly claimed on Friday that electric cars cost "300,000 bucks," adding that while he is "for" electric cars "they've got to get it down for the regular folks." But O'Reilly is clearly working with outdated information.
Check out the prices for these 100% electric vehicles (including the federal tax credit):
- 2012 Mitsubishi i: $21,625
- 2012 Nissan Leaf: $27,700
- 2012 Ford Focus Electric: $31,700
- 2013 Honda Fit EV: $29,125
These price tags are a far cry from the hundreds of thousands of dollars O'Reilly thinks you need to have to get behind the wheel of an electric car, not to mention the benefit to households of being significantly less vulnerable to inevitable oil price shocks.
This is not the first time O'Reilly has misinformed his audience about the accessibility of clean tech. In November, O'Reilly claimed that there is "no one" on Long Island who installs residential wind or solar systems. But as we pointed out and O'Reilly later conceded, there is a long list of companies in the area that do just that.