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The price of electricity here is a major problem. The national average is something like 12 cents. I am literally paying 4x that much. San Diego has the highest electricity prices in the nation.

Now, in a place where electricity is cheap, IMO nothing beats a plug in hybrid for basic transportation. The average person gets all the convenience and savings of never having to fuel up on a daily basis, but then on days where they have to drive farther or go cross country, its like trading in your electric car for a gas car. Its the best of both worlds. But again, the key point that makes it work is reasonably priced power, and we don't have that here.
If only San Onefre was online...

We need nuclear, ESPECIALLY in California.



Nuclear energy is "Big Oil's" nightmare.
 
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The price of electricity here is a major problem. The national average is something like 12 cents. I am literally paying 4x that much. San Diego has the highest electricity prices in the nation.

Now, in a place where electricity is cheap, IMO nothing beats a plug in hybrid for basic transportation. The average person gets all the convenience and savings of never having to fuel up on a daily basis, but then on days where they have to drive farther or go cross country, its like trading in your electric car for a gas car. Its the best of both worlds. But again, the key point that makes it work is reasonably priced power, and we don't have that here.
My brother lives in Missouri. drives about 200 miles a week. Parks his Volt next to his Z06. Rarely buys gas for the Volt. Electricity is $0.12.

Works really well for your average commuter with affordable electricity. (Ps-I’m against this and most mandates.)
 
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My brother lives in Missouri. drives about 200 miles a week. Parks his Volt next to his Z06. Rarely buys gas for the Volt. Electricity is $0.12.

Works really well for your average commuter with affordable electricity. (Ps-I’m against this and most mandates.)
I park my Volt next to my Raptor. Wish I was paying .12 for power.
 

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I just looked here in flagtown. We used 472kw off peak at $0.1079, 35kw on peak at $.297 (weekdays 4-7pm). Apparently in the winter there is super off peak from 10a to 3p @ $.0316.

But we would appreciate you all staying in commifornia!!😂😂😂
 

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I just looked here in flagtown. We used 472kw off peak at $0.1079, 35kw on peak at $.297 (weekdays 4-7pm). Apparently in the winter there is super off peak from 10a to 3p @ $.0316.

But we would appreciate you all staying in commifornia!!😂😂😂
You used 507kwh in an entire month? Do you live in a tent?
 

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You used 507kwh in an entire month? Do you live in a tent?
We don’t have ac at 7000’ in the forest, and 1500sf 3bd 2ba, gas stove until they shove an electric cook top down our throats!!! 😂😂

Heat is just a gas stove on a thermostat. No ducts in the house. And no electric car!
 
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That's amazing. I have a 2400sf house inland and we use roughly 1800kwh per month. Maybe 150ish of that is for charging the hybrid.

Your kids wouldn’t happen to be building underground bunkers with old transformer welders would they…
 

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Here in Escondido, SDGE is charging me .49 per kWh. My Chevy Volt gets 2.7 miles per kWh. That is .18 per mile to run the car on electricity.

That same plug in hybrid gets 37mpg when running on the gas motor. At $5.50 a gallon, that is less than .15 per mile.

Right now for me living in this socialist cesspool, it is significantly MORE expensive to power my car on electricity than gas, even with the incredibly high price of gas right now.

California better damn sure figure out how to make not just more power but also MUCH cheaper power or we are all fooked.

What formula are using to convert mpg to kWh?
 

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What formula are using to convert mpg to kWh?
There is no converting kwh to mpg. All you can do is compare the cost per mile. Again, if your typical EV gets 3 miles per kwh, and a kwh costs .49, then its right at .16 cents per mile.

To compare that to the cost of driving on gas, just divide the price of gas (5.50ish currently in CA) by 16 cents. Its the equivalent cost of 34.5mpg.

Now, in a more sane part of the country where kwhs are about 12 cents, then you could drive the EV for 4 cents per mile. At the national average for gas (about 4 bucks right now), you'd have to get 100mpg to break even.

So just to reiterate, my post is about how places like San Diego, which want you to go 'green' by driving EVs, are completely destroying any incentive to do so.
 

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That list doesn't include towing!
Your right and it doesn’t include any maintenance. Contrary to some on here that say there is no maintenance, then why do the manufacturers sell you maintenance plans? Just a couple of things I can think of. Cabin air filter, brakes, grease, lights, electrical and of course the all mighty battery. Of course if you have the money you can just buy a new one every five years.
 
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There should be less service and may be for some but I've never not seen a MachE in the service lane at the local Ford store since they began deliveries. I ask the service writer what's up and just get eye rolls LOL
 

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I think the rate at which these batteries go 'bad' is vastly overstated. My car is 9 years old and still goes the full range on an electric charge.
Correct. Most modern battery packs should go 200k+ no problem with minimal degradation. 300k+ with acceptable degradation.

The earlier batteries weren't that great but battery technology and longevity have improved on a mass scale.
 
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