9FingerFury
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:43 am
Delivery Date: 01 Sep 2018
Leaf Number: 338080

Impressed with my LEAF

Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:37 pm

I bought a used 2014 SL with 40,0xx miles on it, and 11 bars on the battery about a week ago.

I just did the math on the cost of driving my Nissan LEAF, and I am amazed. Over this last week, doing normal driving (commuting to and from work, picking kids up from daycare, trips to the gym, grocery store, and church), I averaged 4.3 miles per kWh.

Puget Sound Energy charges $.09/kWh for the first 600 kWh, and $0.10/kWh after, each month. Right now we average just over 600 kWh/mo. So with the added expense of charging my vehicle, I'm guessing it will add to the $0.10/kWh rate on my bill.

At 4.3 kWh/mi, this means it will cost me about $0.023 or $0.024 per mile to drive my LEAF. With gas being (conservatively) $3.00/gal right now, for me to get down to $0.024/mi in cost (that's 2.4 cents per mile), I would need to get around 125mpg with a gasoline engine.

Compared to the 11mpg truck I was driving ($0.2727/mi in gas), at about 10,000mi/yr ($2,727/yr in gas vs $240/yr in electricity), I’m saving about $2,300 in gas alone!

TLDR: I'm getting the equivalent of 125mpg in my electric car based on current electricity rates and fuel costs in my area.

Reddy
Posts: 1534
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:09 pm
Delivery Date: 18 Aug 2011
Leaf Number: 006828
Location: Pasco, WA

Re: Impressed with my LEAF

Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:09 pm

9FingerFury wrote:I bought a used 2014 SL with 40,0xx miles on it, and 11 bars on the battery about a week ago......
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Enjoy at-home fueling with USA electrons. Tell everyone that you know. One at a time, we will conquer the oil devil.
Reddy
2011 SL; 9 bar, 45.80 AHr; 45,000 mi; rcv'd Aug 18, 2011
Long: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... al#p226115"
Cold: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 60#p243033"

TheLostPetrol
Posts: 46
Joined: Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:19 am
Delivery Date: 21 Feb 2018
Leaf Number: 307105
Location: Greater Chicagoland

Re: Impressed with my LEAF

Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:30 pm

9FingerFury wrote:At 4.3 kWh/mi, ...

4.3 mi/kWh (All your other units look correct.)
2017-12-16 New Prius Prime
2018-02-21 Used pearl white 2015 LEAF SV Mfd 2014-07 In-service 2015-02-27
2018-02-21 26,938 mi AHr=60.22 SOH=96.98% Hx=90.73% 1 QC 988 L1/L2
2018-07-01 31,601 mi AHr=58.05 SOH=93.48% Hx=87.03% 11 QC 1223 L1/L2

9FingerFury
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:43 am
Delivery Date: 01 Sep 2018
Leaf Number: 338080

Re: Impressed with my LEAF

Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:03 pm

TheLostPetrol wrote:
9FingerFury wrote:At 4.3 kWh/mi, ...

4.3 mi/kWh (All your other units look correct.)


Oops. Thanks for catching that!

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