veimi
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What Are Electric Car Owners Paying to Charge Their Cars?

Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:11 pm

What Are Electric Car Owners Paying to Charge Their Cars?

I live in Toronto, Canada.

My monthly household electricity bill includes a $26 CDN meter charge as well as delivery and time of day charges.

If I charge between 7 p.m. and 7.a.m or on weekends the marginal kwh rate is 15 cents CDN per kwh.

If I charge at peak times the marginal rate is 26 cents CDN per kwh.

For a 16 kwh full charge and ignoring losses, a full charge will cost between $2.40 and $4.16 CDN.

A Canadian dollar is worth 76 cents U.S. which means for a 16 kwh full charge and ignoring losses, a full charge will cost between $1.82 and $3.16 U.S.

I am curious to see what others are paying.
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Don
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Re: What Are Electric Car Owners Paying to Charge Their Cars

Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:14 pm

Our rate here 24/7 is 11 cents per Kwh, so a 15 Kw charge which takes me about 70 miles is about $1.65

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Re: What Are Electric Car Owners Paying to Charge Their Cars

Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:25 pm

14 cents per kw + or - 1 cent. No peak or off peak differential. Probably adds up to $30 or so a month but I can't really say it was detectable so far in my bill. all electric house, peak summer and winter usage can touch or exceed 3,000 kw so a couple hundred extra is not obvious.
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Re: What Are Electric Car Owners Paying to Charge Their Cars

Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:59 pm

Québec rates is : fixed daily rate of 40.6 cents + 5.7 cents per kilowatt hour (first 30 kW) after that we pay 8.6 cents per kilowatt hour.

It really doesn't cost much to power our imiev from home.

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Re: What Are Electric Car Owners Paying to Charge Their Cars

Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:03 pm

We charge at night mostly and have a split plan. Its 9¢ per kilowatt from 9 p.m. To 9 a.m. We run about 1/2 pack per day so 72¢ or so per day to charge.
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Don
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Re: What Are Electric Car Owners Paying to Charge Their Cars

Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:07 pm

Phoenix is even more of an A/C intensive area than here where we are - I'm curious as to what your daytime rates are?

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Re: What Are Electric Car Owners Paying to Charge Their Cars

Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:14 pm

Thanks for all your inputs. Keep em comin! It would be interesting to hear from any European and Japanese drivers.

I wanted to point our one other thing.

Where I live, the peak rate is published as 18 cents per kwh. The reality is that with delivery and overhead the marginal peak rate comes out to 26 cents per kwh.

Similarly, the lowest rate is published as 8.7 cents per kwh. The marginal lowest rate is actually 15 cents per kwh.

Because of the $26 monthly meter charge and delivery charges, if you charged you car once a month from a dedicated meter or an empty warehouse that had electrical outlets yet used no electricity, it would cost you $26 + $2.40 = $28.40 for that single charge.
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mdbuilder
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Re: What Are Electric Car Owners Paying to Charge Their Cars

Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:22 pm

The rate I quoted include all the fees, delivery charges etc.
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Re: What Are Electric Car Owners Paying to Charge Their Cars

Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:27 pm

71.4% of the time charging is completely free for me, otherwise 9.8 cents per kw

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Re: What Are Electric Car Owners Paying to Charge Their Cars

Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:11 pm

Don wrote:Phoenix is even more of an A/C intensive area than here where we are - I'm curious as to what your daytime rates are?

Don


We run 12¢ per during the day. And of course we get loaded with taxes and fees on top of that.

There are other plans with different rate. Ours is an older grandfathered one.
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