Thank you for this very clear information. My situation is slightly different (replaced a car getting 30MPG and electricity is less). So your top line comes to $13,500 and I did swap tires once. So I am still sitting North of $0.10 savings per mile. No matter how you slice it, I did save on the operational costs of EV vs. ICE. It probably makes up for the higher depreciation of EV vs. ICE. A second battery would push it over easily.rexki wrote:Congrats and Hard work since October only averaging 46 miles/day if you drove only 4 months of the eight due to cold weather/range degradation.
The savings for you of driving an average of 91 miles per day between delivery and 10/1/2015 is amazing!!
ICE at 24 mpg and 3.50/gallon comes to a savings of (150,000 / 24 * $3.50 = $21,875) versus electricity of 3.5 cents per mile - savings 21,875-5,250 = $16,625
Add 5 years of oil changes at $35/pop - savings = 700
Add 2 transmission oil flushings - savings = 360
Add 1 brake service savings = 400
Add 3 engine coolant flushings = 240
Add 1 tire change savings = 700
Add 5 years of other service crap of an ICE,( mufflers H2O sensors, EGR valve, etc, etc, etc) = 1,250 (very conservative)
Total savings with the Leaf = $20,275 or $0.135 per mile
Everything about the car has held up well except I can't drive it far enough. Just like your cell phone - it doesn't last for the day so you have to plug it in more and more often to get through the day.