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Cost of Electricity in HK

Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by NoMorePetrol, Apr 22, 2014.

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  1. NoMorePetrol

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    How much does it cost (HK Island) to charge the 85kWh battery? What about Kowloon?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Lerxt

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    #2 Lerxt, Apr 22, 2014
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    In HK it's about 110c/kWh from memory. It will take about 20-30% more electricity than capacity to "fill up". I worked out a while ago with CLP it will cost $124 to fill an 85.
     
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    Presumably you are talking HK$ here?
     
  4. NoMorePetrol

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    Thank you so much! Irresistible!
     
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    Yes those prices are from CLP. Don't forget there is wastage, so putting in 50kw of energy might take 70 from the grid.
     
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    You expect a 40% wastage?
    Honestly, even at 100% wastage, it will still be a bargain!
     
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    This image does not seem correct from the CLP website on first glance.
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  8. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    My rough calculation, from 3 years driving a Roadster, is about 1/4 the fuel cost of the Prius it replaced. Half of that is EV efficiencies, and the other half is 0% tax on electricity and 100% tax on petrol. That was based on what was taken from the wall, including some free public charging, as well as charging (cooling) losses.
     
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    What doesn't look right to you? They are claiming that their price is USD$0.14/kWh while New York is USD$0.30/kWh.
     
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    Yes, I guess that converts properly. They should have used PGE in California at $.58 /kWh (max summer peak rate). Appologies if I inferred the graphic was innacurate.
     
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    The graphic says it uses Tariff rates for 275kWh/month. PG&E E-1 is only $0.1323/kWh at that monthly usage level (Below Baseline). Charging an EV 1,000mi/month will probably consume 390kWh/month though, so it's not really that relevant.
     
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    Does anyone in the US stay below baseline?
     
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    Doubtful. However, that is reasonable for a typical HK flat.
     
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    Does any one know? Will Tesla answer that? HK Electric current tariff is HK$0.602 per kWh therefore to fill 85kWh it'll cost me $52. I don't know about wastage and I have heard that last few % of battery pack is hard to fill. Unless someone has a private meter and read kWh off after a charge I think this is still mystery.
     
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    You could check by charging at an EV Power charger (e.g. at IFC Mall Car Park). It shows you the kWh used.
     
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    100% agree
    also who cares about the cost as long as we all save our planet and only drive electric cars.
     
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    So I've been asked a few times by friends and family and finally decided to calc it. The cost I get is approximately HK$100 to run 284KM. Which is close to what Lext had before on HK$120 to fill a the 85 battery (the 85 battery at 90% charge gives me 344 KM average range).
     
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    So $120/344 = $0.35/k, doesn't matter as long as it's zero emission. I would certainly do a long term tracking of the actual cost per km when I have my Tesla. I presume Tesla's supercharging station is free in Hong Kong?
     
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    Of course it is free.
    I suppose those EV power chargers are also free.
     
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    We have had our car for 1 month now (1100 km)... and not once charged at home... total cost: HKD 120,- in parking fee's...
     

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