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The True Cost of Powering an Electric Car

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 6:44 pm
by tylerc
Everyone in the Hyundai Ioniq forum should know about the facts behind the cost of powering an electric car.
In the U.S., the cost of electricity varies far more than the cost of gasoline, from a kilowatt-hour average of 8.6 cents in Washington state to 37 cents in Hawaii. (A kilowatt-hour [kWh] is the amount of electrical energy consumed when 1,000 watts are used for one hour.) Depending on the availability of public charging, you might be able to recharge your electric vehicle (EV) for free during a lunch stop at the mall. But if the EV is going to be filled up at home, your rate could be much higher than the national average of 12 cents that the EPA uses on its fuel economy label for EVs.


Re: The True Cost of Powering an Electric Car

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 4:05 am
by PluggedIn
That is a very interesting article. It is true that rates vary, but it seems that even with the most expensive electricity in Hawaii, it is still cheaper than driving a car with a gasoline engine.

Re: The True Cost of Powering an Electric Car

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:36 pm
by ginforce
This is a very interesting perspective for me coming from Canada where the exact opposite happens. Our gasoline costs vary a great deal from week to week but on the west coast we have low steady and stable energy costs. In BC EV's are definitely worth it in the long run for vehicle savings compared to gas engines