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Cost of Driving Electric Vehicles

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Dirt Roads:
Anderson Economic Group recently reported recently that the energy cost of driving a [mid-sized] electric vehicle had increased to an average of $11.60 per 100 miles, which became higher than the comparative fuel cost of driving a [mid-sized] vehicle with an internal combustion engine.  In comparison, the ICE fuel usage worked out to an average of $11.29 per 100 miles.  Quite frankly, I wasn't aware that EV charging had ever been less expensive than gasoline (even with the huge increases in gasoline prices since early-2021).  The first article that I saw wasn't much, so I found this one:

This article mentions that high-end auto EV manufacturers have a much better comparison to their ICE counterparts.  I'm sure that fuel economy is not one of Maserati's or Lamborghini's strong suits.

There are a bunch of related threads here, but it didn't make sense to bump the main EV thread that hasn't been used since 2010.
EVs (last 2010):
Purchasing an EV (last January 2022):

Obviously this is something that will vary a lot with the price of gas (which of course varies from city to city), as well as one's personal situation. A person who lives in an apartment is less likely to be able to charge their car at home, and thus will have to pay a premium to recharge, as opposed to someone who charges from home and pays nothing more than they would for any other ordinary kWh that comes out of the outlet.

I am considering a hybrid for my one; perhaps the Toyota Prius, unless another brand produces a hybrid in the next few years.  Personally, I though the Hybrid-powered should have gained steam nearly a half-century ago, and would have been the next step towards the making of an EV.

I think they were using charging costs from outside one's home, which is an entirely fair comparison, since most people can't refine fuel at home. Apples to apples. But it's a mostly incompatible and imbalanced comparison with most EV usage; people charge their vehicles from home, where they pay significantly less per kilowatt/hour than away from home. And at this time, lots of free places to charge up, if one can find them and deal with wait times. Until the Mr. Fusion hits the market, there's no free alternative for internal combustion engines, short of throwing the gearbox in neutral and rolling downhill.

Max Rockatansky:
For me the varied cost of charging infrastructure and the sometimes severe lack of charging stations are just reasons to kick this EV purchase can two-three new drivers down the road. 


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