Thanks for the replies.
DaveinOlyWA, your figures are from calculating manually using figures from your electric meter and odomoter, right?
Drivesolo, how about your figures? From the trip computer and not taking into account charging losses? Heh about WA. I've lived in the Eastside for >9 years and just moved back away from there recently...
what we really need is details of your commute, your driving needs, alternative vehicles, etc.
one parting shot. my Prius cost me nearly 3 times more money to drive if NOT including other maintenance costs....
2nd parting shot; nearly 11,000 Electric miles and STILL not an oil change in sight!
Unfortunately, I don't know the details of my commute yet as I left my job last year and am in between jobs (started looking around, may look to change paths, go back to school, etc.). The problem is where I live (south San Jose) is far from everything. I used to work in Mountain View and it was 24 miles, one way, not including me running errands on the way home. Leaf would be fine for that. If I had to work in say Redwood City or beyond and doing CA freeway speeds (I'd do 68-74 mph on my Prius in 65 mph limit highways and no, I wasn't nearly the fastest) then the Leaf wouldn't work.
If I lived in the Peninsula, then the chance of having no range problem is much lower.
I'd be keeping my 06 Prius as my alternate car for when the Leaf's range won't work or it won't have sufficient charge. For my current driving while not working, the Leaf would be fine for probably 90+% of my trips.
You're blessed by having CHEAP electricity in WA. PSE is cheap compared to ripoff PG&E. Seattle City & Light is even cheaper. I see http://pse.com/aboutpse/Rates/Documents ... ch_007.pdf
" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. Compare that to the ripoff residential rates at http://www.pge.com/nots/rates/tariffs/electric.shtml
" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. (TOU billing would likely result in horribly high bills for me as I'm not working right now and at home in the day.) The baselines we get are a joke but somehow, in my last bill, I was able to stay under (baseline was 361 kwh, I used 315). With all the fees and taxes, my 315 kwh cost me $40.66. If I'd gone over the baseline, then I'd start getting charged the higher tier amounts for the amounts over.
Try plugging in your usage into http://www.pge.com/yourtiers/
" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and comparing the cost. I'm curious about the cost vs. mine.
For me, w/gas recently bought at $3.59/gal (pretty cheap for around here) and my Prius' lifetime avg. of ~45 mpg, my cost per mile (strictly from fuel) is just ~7.99 cents/mile.
For a Leaf, If I got 3.16 miles/kwh (CR figures) and assumed 0.20/kwh, it'd be ~6.3 cents/mile. If let's say I got 2.9 miles/kwh and it cost me 0.33276/kwh (highest tier rate), it'd be ~11.47 cents/mile.