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Re: Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Some more info I found, not sure how accurate
Roadster: 30 kWh / 100 mi
LEAF: 33 kWh / 100 mi
Volt: 36 kWh / 100 mi
So if I take 33 kWh x my rate of $0.20 = $6.60 per 100 miles.
$6.60 divided by 100 Miles = $0.066 per mile.
My Civic gets 40mpg on the highway per EPA
$4.00 per gal of regular divided by 40 miles = $0.1 per mile
So going by this calculation it would be a 30% savings or the equivilent of $2.80 a gallon
Now I am totally confused and not sure what to think on ROI.
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It really depends on how many miles you drive. Which is interesting... because the LEAF can only go so far. Yours seems to be the worst case scenario for 3 reasons:
1. $0.20 / kWh seems quite high to me, but your mileage my vary
2. civics get very good mpg
3. gas prices have been trending down since the summer peak
I pay $0.13 / kWh here (do you count fees and such in yours? I did in mine for what its worth). My civic gets 36 mpg (non hybrid, 2008), $3.50 a gallon where I fill up lately
a Leaf for me:
(33 kWh * $0.13) / 100 = $0.0429 / mile
so that would mean $3.50 / gal / 36 = $.097 / mile
I'd save about a $0.0543 a mile, and I go ~15k miles a year, thats ~$814 a year in savings for me. But I couldn't actually go that far in a leaf because the battery would die.
No but seriously. You can go what, 60 miles on a charge? Can you realistically drive it more than that in a day? Would it fully charge in ~8 hours? Meaning drive 60 miles to work, charge, drive 60 miles back?