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Cost of EV charging in Vancouver

If you wanted to simply save on fuel costs, the only EV's that make sense are cheap Leafs from 2015 that have the "lizard" battery that doesn't wear as fast.

A Prius only costs twice as much per KM as an EV in Vancouver and costs way less. You'll never ever break even vs an EV whether new vs new or used vs used.

I wasn't expecting to break even. Even when I charge at work for free the savings still do pay for the difference in the vehicles. I was just expecting the difference to be greater. When I ball parked the numbers it got slightly more savings then previously mentioned.
Here's a good way to get an idea...assuming no one really stays in step 1 rates with EV...so it will be based on annual 20k km + step 2 rate of 14 cents.

I've driven about 20000k with an 209w/km average on my SR+ with 18" and 19" rims... doing the math:
209w = .209KW * 20000km = 4180kW * $.14 step 2 rate est = $586 of electricity / 20k km.

Model 3 Sr+ conservative driving = 160w/km @ 20k km a year = 3200kW * $.14 = $448
Model X Performance heavy foot = 370w/km (high est) @ 20k km a year = 7400kW * $.14 = $1036
gunning everything = 500w/km @ 20k km a year = 10000kW * $.14 = $1400

Based on that you should have a pretty good idea how much charging will cost.
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I picked this device up several years back, you set the price in cents, plug it in and let it run for a a while.
The displays shows the cost of my wife's Y after 309 hours. She plugs in sporadically and commutes 20km daily to work. Displayed is the monthly cost.


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