That's still over a decade just to break even for the 12,000 mile driver however sub 100 mile per charge electric car drivers are more likely to drive the EV only 5,000 to 6,000 miles per year. Like I said still no major bleeding that would justify dropping $1,000 installed for an L2 charger at home mainly because it uses a little less electricity than an L1.RegGuheert wrote:That's how much ChargePoint's average customer consumes away from home in a month. In fact Our LEAF uses about 200 kWh of electricity each month, and that is for traveling only about 8000 miles per year, which is well below average. 12,000 miles per year would require about 300 kWh per month, or about $36/month at $0.12/kWh. That's with a 3300W L2 charger.RockyNv wrote:I just received my Charge Point Summary for September and its shows that the average EV driver in Florida uses 60 kwh per month which only comes to $6.60 based on local daytime power rates.
If you drove the same 12,000 miles using an L1, you would pay $36*0.91/0.78=$42 per month, or $6 per month or $72/year more for electricity.
Someone living in Hawaii driving the LEAF an average number of miles would save over $200/year by charging from L2 rather than L1.
I believe the L1 would only cost 13% per month or $4.60 more based on the well above average Leaf driver since most that I see coming off lease around hear are 3,000 to 5,000 mile per year cars and not 12,000 mile cars. Its fairly rare to see even a 2011 leaf after almost 6 years on it with much over 32,000 miles.
If I told my wife that I needed to install an L2 because the L1 used too much electricity she would immediately ask when we would break even on the investment and then at what rate would the payback accrue at after that (she was a staff accountant and accounts payable specialist for a major corporation). If I told her break even in 10 to 15 years if I drove double what I do now to commute to work and 30 or so years if I just drove whats been the norm and then after that we would see a $36 to $72 annual dividend she would rightly consider having me committed.