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Old 06-19-2015, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How much would you save driving Leaf?

Cowmeat had posted this thread earlier, but I accidentally nuked it... Sorry!

Anyway, Nissan has a little calculator to run through how much driving a Leaf would save you every year/month/week. Its kind of cool, and kind of funny for the hardcore super high mpg ecomodders out there.

Nissan LEAF® Electric Car | Savings Calculator

NOTE: click the recalculate using local amounts button to get a more accurate calculation. My gas price was a ridiculously low $2.33 by default.

I ran my Metro numbers through it at 50 mpg and I get a whopping $119 saved per year! Woohoo. As funny as that is, I'm still watching for a nice used i-MiEV to pick up.


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Old 06-19-2015, 02:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Uh-oh. They left out the part about how much it would cost me to get and insure a Leaf vs my current (PUN!) non-EVs. The bar graphs would have to have red bars that go down into negative savings territory. :/
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Uh-oh. They left out the part about how much it would cost me to get and insure a Leaf vs my current (PUN!) non-EVs. The bar graphs would have to have red bars that go down into negative savings territory. :/
Yeah, even with the all the "perks" (aka gov't subsidies), it's going to take many, many years of paying for gas to recoup that $21k price tag.

I'll keep my Civic (for now), thank you.
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I just type values into mpghead.com since I would 110 charge for free at work. 15000 miles at $4 a gallon $2400 a year for 25mpg. $1700 at 35mpg. Significantly less maintenance too so like $3000 or $2300 a year. I can't wait!!!

Mpghead is pretty cool. Any other similar mpg calcs anyone knows of?
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It makes a lot more financial sense when the EV only costs $10k,
and uses very little electricity as well.
This is possible when you recycle parts from existing cars that would otherwise be crushed. A Nissan Leaf is not such a car, no big corporation product is.

Maybe it is time for a revolution in how cars are built?
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Not relevant but I'm saving $186 a month in diesel fuel by not using the F 250 and using the ev ranger. Yes this includes charging costs for the ranger.

Insurance and registration are about the same.
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Yeah, even with the all the "perks" (aka gov't subsidies), it's going to take many, many years of paying for gas to recoup that $21k price tag.

I'll keep my Civic (for now), thank you.
I will keep your Civic, too!

Wait...

So, I do not drive much: "22 miles? The Nissan LEAF® can get you much farther on a single charge.*"

I would hope so! However, I am driving a hundred and sixty-five miles tomorrow, and driving back the following day.
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$800 a year more in taxes fees and insurance, compared to my paid for Mirage. That alone covers the cost of fuel, PLUS I have a 10-100 warranty and 5 unlimited roadside assistance.

In 100k miles at current prices my fuel cost would be less than $5k or one Leaf battery.

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After the payment its self and full coverage insurance I would be saving negative several hundred dollars per month.
When (not if, I see it as only a matter of time) I drive an electric vehicle I am pretty sure it will be one built by me.

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