I've owned my 2013 SV since January of 2017. I've added about 50000 miles in that time. I paid $10500 CAD for it in cash. I've purchased a set of used tires ($200), a 12V battery ($100), and wiper fluid and nothing else I can think of.
Assuming an average of 4 miles per kWh, that's about 12,500 kWhs of energy consumed. So, maybe 15000 kWh before charging losses. I've paid for roughly 75% of that, free charging for the rest. So, roughly 11000 kWh at $0.07 CAD per kWh, arriving at $770 CAD for electricity costs. Yes, BC has cheap electricity!
Total cost is about $12000 CAD (rounded up), or $0.24 CAD ($12000/50000 miles) per mile. Currency conversion fluctuates a lot, but let's call that $0.19 USD per mile.
I'm not including insurance costs, because we have very costly insurance in British Columbia which would artificially inflate the numbers vs Washington State insurance costs.
Apparently the IRS uses a number of $0.58 USD per mile for the "average" car. So, I guess we can't complain
I should add that I prefer to consider the operating cost per mile, rather than amortizing the capital cost, as my LEAF was paid for on day 1.
On that basis, as EV owners, our operating costs are ridiculously low (so far for me, about $0.03 USD per mile) compared to ICE cars. It's nice that home charging will always be an option, something that's unique to EVs, as eventually there will be no free L3 charging options.
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV