Post back your return trip estimates from the EV trip planner site if you like, but based on what you posted (uphill trip) I think you'll easily do this trip even in winter temps and less than ideal conditions.
Distance 26.2 miles
Driving Time 0:41
Charging Time 0:00
Total Trip Time 0:41
Total Energy Used 6.4 kWh (6.8 kWh)
26 RM (28 RM)
Average Efficiency 246 Wh/mile (259 Wh/mile)
Net Elevation Change 548 feetTO HOME:
Distance 26.5 miles
Driving Time 0:42
Charging Time 0:00
Total Trip Time 0:42
Total Energy Used 5.2 kWh
Average Efficiency 195 Wh/mile
Net Elevation Change -548 feet
Thanks for the link.
alozzy wrote:FYI, if you can pickup a used 2013 SV (April manu date or later) for around $8000 then your car loan payments on a 4 year would be around $180 or so. On a 5 year, about $145
You mentioned you have a '99 Acura 99 TL which likely gets a combined fuel mileage of 20mpg. Sounds like the 52 mile trip is your daily commute, so that's roughly 1100 miles per month. At $3/gallon, your monthly gas cost for the Acura is about $165.
Tranny issues, lower that estimate to 18mpg average, plus the 3.2 VTEC uses premium gasoline (plus I often sit in a LOT of slow traffic). Estimate to repair the oil leak and tranny are $3700 - $5800. It's not if the tranny finally dies, it's when.
Electric charges for the Leaf for the same 1100 miles would be derived from this formula: [22 days x kWh (for your daily commute)] x 0.11/kWh - probably about $30 a month.
I currently am generating a surplus, so it's money shuffling. Plus the cost of charging at work is $10 a month when I do get a spot.
alozzy wrote:Obviously, once the loan is paid off, you'll save $125 every month thereafter. If gas prices should rise over the next few years, then you'll save even more
I hate debt and currently have none outside of mortgage. It will be paid off early.