I get this question all of the time. How much does it cost to charge at home? I know it is based upon the cost of my electric and I'll have to look that up on my bill. How would I calculate a full charge cost?
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That's more realistic! So, does that $.1049 rate include generation and distribution?bradleydavidgood777 wrote:I just called The Energy Coop and got onto an ECO national plan (all wind) fixed rate of 0.1049 for 12 months.
JoeS wrote:[/i]That's more realistic! So, does that $.1049 rate include generation and distribution?
Don wrote:That's pretty close to what we pay - 11 cents. Ours comes from a co-op and there's nothing else added. Comes out to pretty close to 2.5 cents per mile for 'fuel'
For ICE costs - I usually quote 10 cents per mile. $2.50 gas in a 25 mpg car, $3.00 gas in a 30 mpg car . . . . comes out about the same, 10 cents per mile. That is, unless you're driving a 15 mpg pick-up burning $3.00 gas - In that case, it's 20 cents per mile. Most SUV's fall somewhere in between. None of those factor in the added cost of oil changes, tune ups and $500 to $600 every 60K for timing belt replacements. The timing belt alone adds another penny per mile
People who claim it will take $5 gas to make driving an EV practical just don't understand what driving an ICE is really costing them . . . . nor how little used EV's are selling for
Don
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