- First Name
- A. J.
- Dec 8, 2019
- Reaction score
- Tesla X LR+, Lexus SUV, Toyota SR5, Toyota Landcruiser
- EE (Retired)
Based on 12,000 mi/yr you would use 12,000/15 = 800 gallons of gas costing $2,000 @ 2.50/galI am new to electric vehicles so the expense involved with owning one is a big deal to me. I spend quite a bit on gas with my current truck and average 15mpg. @ 2.50 per gal. After reading the previous comments it sounds like the cost of charging is est. a little less than half the cost. I must say I was expecting much better savings from driving an EV
In a Tesla Model X you would use 4,000 kWh costing $480 at the average rate of $0.12 kWh
In a CT you would use about 5,820 kWh costing about $698 at $0.12 per. If your rate is $0.30/kWh that goes up to $1748 which is withing striking distance of the petrol cost.
If one is contemplating the Rivian vehicles (as many here are) and can't charge at home he must be prepared to pay more for electricity than he did for gas in his ICE vehicle. Marketing based on gasoline savings is just that; marketing. You have to work the numbers. Saving on fuel bills is not, IMO, sufficient motivation for buying a BEV.