Nissan LEAF Q&A
WHAT DOES IT COST TO CHARGE THE NISSAN LEAF?
AT HOME ABOUT $20-$30/MONTH IN ELECTRICITY COSTS. WE WERE SPENDING $180 A MONTH ON GAS BEFORE.
If you need to charge while you’re out, it’s about $1/hr on Blink. That gets you 2-3 bars, and the max number of bars is 12.
I THINK MY BILL WENT UP ABOUT $15 WITH THE 110V CHARGER.
I CHARGE AT WORK FOR FREE!
$12-$20 DEPENDING ON HOW OFTEN I NEED TO GO IN TO TOWN.
My Blink charger estimates between $.50 and $.65 per trip.
IT'S ABOUT $50 PER MONTH
it's hard to pin it down as AC usage in south FL can vary considerably. That may seem high, but at the 6 month mark I had almost 10K miles.
TWO ELECTRIC CARS (ONE VOLT, ONE LEAF), TWO 220 CHARGERS IN OUR DRIVEWAY,
one shared LA DWP meter that is billed separately from our other electricity: $40/month. That's $20 per car.
WE DON'T HAVE A SEPARATE METER.
Our rates went up the same month as we leased. I'm figuring around $25 increase based on our kWh usage from CARWINGS®[*] vs. what used to be $200 in gas.
The CARWINGS® smartphone app connects your phone to your LEAF®, letting you remotely charge, monitor your range, and activate your climate controls from the comfort of your home. [*]
WE GOT TWO EVS LAST OCTOBER AND A BLINK L2 INSTALLED SHORTLY AFTERWARD.
We use between 250 and 600 kWh per month at home, averaging around 450 kWh or $50 per month for the two cars. Our electricity is about 11 cents per kWh for "renewable" energy. For the same routine with gas cars, we would pay about 4 times that price for fuel.
MY BILL WENT UP A FEW DOLLARS BUT NOTHING LIKE I WAS SPENDING ON GASOLINE
plus I'm about to go 100 percent solar on my roof so $0.00 in electrical bills.
OUR ELECTRIC BILL WENT UP NEGLIGIBLY,
as it takes only $2.50 to totally charge and I do so 1-2 times a week.
MY BILL HAS NOT CHANGED.
Having an EV gave me access to super off-peak pricing @4.2 cts/kwh as part of a pilot program from my local utility.
I CHARGE AT WORK, SO IT HASN'T CHANGED MUCH.
I occasionally charge on weekends, so probably only a few $s per month I actually spend.