GlennD wrote:I wrecked my car and it took two months for repair. The first month I had a Hertz rental Versa Note that got 31MPG according the dash gauge, The second month I had a Dealer C300 loaner. According to the web site it got 24MPG. There were no books in the car. I put in a total of $70 for gas and my electric bill for 2 months went down $100.
Really, I hated the noisy Versa so it was worth paying more for mt B250E.
I imagine a decent ICE would be cheaper to run at today's prices.
GlennD wrote:I pay $.16 all the time.
$50 per month at $0.16 is 312.5 kWh per month. At 2.5 miles per kWh (very bad weather or driving habits) you can go about 780 miles per month.
At 31mpg you'd have to buy a bit more than 25 gallons of gasoline to go that far. Or at 24mpg, that's 32.5 gallons.
Now if your fuel costs are $70 per month for that same mileage you'd have to pay $2.80 per gallon for the 31mpg Versa or $2.18 per gallon for the 24mpg car. Is fuel really that cheap in Anaheim?
But that's saying you get terrible electric mileage. 3.5 miles per kWh sounds more average. At that rate you'd be driving 1000 miles per month and your fuel prices better be between $1.20 to $1.55 per gallon
in order to be spending just $70. Wow! That's cheap gasoline! And yet you'd still be paying $20 more per month for fuel than for electricity.
Then add to that bill oil changes, filter changes, sparkplug changes, hose and belt replacements, gasket and seal repairs, radiator and transmission flushes, valve lash adjustments, sensor replacements, and eventual major repairs etc.
The only two big price problems in an EV is 1) depreciation. But you can always just buy a used one for much less money. And 2) traction battery replacement out of warranty. Well that would depend a lot on where you live. Where I live, if I keep my Leaf I'm looking at a battery replacement sometime after 100,000 miles. That's only $0.06 per mile!