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Old 03-18-2021, 11:17 AM   #191 (permalink)
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As far as I can tell it's only counting electricity once it a has made it inside the battery, charging efficiency is generally ignored.
I drive my leaf at high speed and use it like a pickup truck, people who drive their leaf like a golf cart and use it as a golf cart get much better efficiency.
Probably a decade ago I made the comment on this forum that an EV would likely have me pay less attention to efficiency because it's dirt cheap. When we're talking the difference between 2 cents per mile and 2.1, it's not something I care to bother with, and would rather just get to my destination sooner. Now that we've got solar, the juice is "free".

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Is funny how those decades just slip by. Isn't it?
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Probably a decade ago I made the comment on this forum that an EV would likely have me pay less attention to efficiency because it's dirt cheap. When we're talking the difference between 2 cents per mile and 2.1, it's not something I care to bother with, and would rather just get to my destination sooner. Now that we've got solar, the juice is "free".
That was my experience. When I first got the Spark EV I was driving exactly the speed limit in the right lane, not using that massive torque to accelerate, and driving without the HVAC unless absolutely needed. Then I found out the difference was 5.5 miles per kWh or 5. That is $0.0218 per mile vs $0.024.

Driving 8,500 miles per year that comes out to $18.70 per year.
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