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      11-21-2017, 01:10 AM   #63

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Originally Posted by ShocknAwe View Post
Love it when people quote money savings in terms of fuel not purchased for EVs. Where do you think the power to charge the battery comes from exactly? It's not free.
There's a big difference here between environmental cost and monetary cost. If I fill the car using 100% renewable energy its environmental cost is much lower. If I fill the car using brown coal, it's higher than diesel.

But purely in terms of monetary cost, it's not free, but it's much cheaper.

Sorry for the metric unit:

Assume an average of 8L per 100km and $1 per litre of gas = $8 per 100km.

Assume the Tesla gets 335km from 60kWh and you pay $0.25c per kWh = $1.39 per 100km.

So, depending on mileage, gas prices and energy prices, you can expect your Tesla to cost between 1/4 and 1/8th of the price of gas per fill.
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