derkraut wrote:Different strokes for different folks. My situation is similar to planetforever's. My peak rate under TOU is $0.38+ per KWH, while super off peak is $.06+ per KWH. Unless it's an emergency, I will always charge on the Leaf timers from midnight-5AM.
+1, though my TOU rate spread isn't quite as extreme as yours. I have a start and end time set on the Leaf, immediate charging set on the Blink, and I have never had it fail to charge. It has always finished well within the super-off-peak time, though if it needed more time it's allowed to charge an extra hour of off-peak from 5am to 6am. I've never needed
to charge other than overnight.
However I wouldn't worry about giving it an extra hour or two of charge if I think I might need it. Half an hour more charging in the morning raises the charge from 83% to 92%, still low enough to get some regenerative braking benefit, but possibly just enough to give peace of mind from range anxiety if some extra trips are on the agenda. (My range anxiety steadily lessens as time goes on, and it's proven over and over to be without basis.)
Miles driven on off-peak charge are twice as expensive, but still cost just 4 cents a mile. And if a peak charge would make a trip practical in the Leaf, that would still cost considerably less than the alternative of driving the gas burner.