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- Apr 7, 2020
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- San Diego
- F150,F550, Escape
I am in total agreement with you about its totally fine to charge outdoors. In my specific caseThat's silly. Supercharging costs an average of around twice as much as home charging. For under $500 plus the Wall Connector I built this charge solution for the driveway of my ski cabin. If I had omitted the roof the entire project, from start to finish would have been under $150 (I already had the spare Wall Connector):
State law in California requires the HOA to allow you to build charging infrastructure.I am in total agreement with you about its totally fine to charge outdoors. In my specific case
I wish it could be that simple. I own a townhouse with a 1 car garage and no driveway. My 2nd parking spot is about 75' from the garage with 3 other parking spaces between, so even if I could run an extension cord, the other cars would be driving over it and people walking would be tripping all over it. The HOA may frown on that plan....
A little equation to calculate the equivalent to gas pricesYeah, if you can't charge at home, SC is still better than gas. I have it easy charging in the driveway. Our electric rates are super low, so SC is actually 6x-10x more than home. In some places, SC is barely more than home.
I think Cybertruck will be closer to 390 wh/mile but we should know soon enough.Example
Our F-150 gets an average of 16, but 22 on the highway, our electric rates are $.13/kwh. Cybertruck is expected to be around 450wh/mile
For highway SC is approx $.32/kwh in my area.
When I first ordered the Cybertruck I did as much of an analysis as I could including insurance, oil changes purchase price and fuel cost for up to 20 years and compared it to what we currently own. The periodic maintenance difference really adds up as well.Getting your $ per mile isn't so hard, either, but is more numbers:
(annual maintenance) / (annual miles) + (gas price) / mpg
That gets you a rough idea of the costs. Teslas have mostly every-other-year actual maintenance, the others are inspections (brakes annual and tires semi-annual) so as long as they don't take damage, they have very low maintenance.
For my Mazda it's about 1000/12000+4/31=21¢ vs 300/5000+0.31/10=9¢ for my Zero. Now that I'm only doing 6k a year in my Mazda, well... That lowers its annual maintenance to about half. And I just have been burning the monies on the bike, tires are nice to have.