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Old August 25th, 2013, 09:06 AM   #49
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Originally Posted by jeepinRRT View Post
From time I left dealer last week..
Total Miles- 585.9
Actual Fuel Consumption First week- 7.3 Gallons
= 77+ mpg

Wife took it to Mt. Pleasant over the weekend for a concert which was obviously out of the electric range. 180 miles on 4.3 gallons I think it was.

Charge time..

First few days were all on gas because my garage 110 line wasn't grounded and I couldn't charge the damn thing..... until I ran a dedicated line Friday night.

There are two settings for the 110 charger 8amp and 12 amp. The 8 amp is a joke and takes about 14 hours to do a full charge.

Today (between work, and driving to run errands/ get ice cream with the wife) I did 56 all electric miles (had a free boost because I used a charger on lunch) and ran out when I was about 1/8th mile from my door. So I had a completely dead battery. This was at approx 8pm and I will have a full charge at 6:15 am using the 12A option.

I'll let you know how much my electric bill goes up, but I am working with consumers (They have an electric vehicle program) to get a different meter installed that will give me much better rates based on peak and off peak usage. There is also a $2500 incentive program for installing a level 2 charger (240V) that will charge in 4 hours and you can hit all off peak charging at .045 per kWh vs the 9-22 cents per kWh.

I hope to get my cost per electric mile down to about a penny or two tops.
180 miles on 4.3 gallons equals 41.86 MPG ???

I am not picking on you, I really appreciate the technology, however I would like to understand the "actual cost"

If you don't mind, what is the sale cost of the car. I am comparing it to a Cruz.
Exterior: Silver Ice
Engine: 1.8L 4 cyl Fuel Injection
Interior: Black Titan Premium Cloth
Model Code: 1PL69
Dealer Price: Contact Us
Stock Number: 113030
Transmission: Automatic
VIN: 1G1PA5SH4D7156382

To a

Exterior: Gaz Summit White
Engine: 1.4L 4 cyl Fuel Injection
Model Code: 1RC68
Dealer Price: Contact Us
Stock Number: DU134177
Transmission: Continuous
VIN: 1G1RA6E42DU134177

39,995 minus 19020 equals $20,975 difference

Chevy Cruz at 31 +- MPG 12 cents per mile and Volt at 41.86 +- MPG .0895 cents per mile from your experience above

10.86 MPG difference at current gas price 3.75 a gallon .0304 cents per mile difference.

20,975 cost difference divided by .0304 cents equals 689,967 miles payback, not considering electrical charging cost, takes, putting in a plug in and charge station.

How do you see the pay back?
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