“The cost to charge an EV already is more than the cost to fuel an internal combustion engine vehicle (for the same distance traveled).”
See comment by Jim Redmond in response to The electric vehicle revolution is coming, but is the infrastructure in place to maintain it?
I like numbers. They can be so unambiguous.
Consider the ElectraMeccanica Solo EV. The nominal range is 160km. The capacity of the battery is nominally 16.1 kWh but it probably takes 18 kWh from the utility to do the charging. Still, that’s about 9km per kWh, about 1â‚µ a km.
Consider the Nissan Leaf. The nominal range for 24kWh is 132km, about 5.5 km per kWh, about 2â‚µ a km.
Meanwhile, my gas-guzzler is rated by the EPA at 25mpg, 40km for 3.8L, $3.80 CDN, 9.5â‚µ/km.
Then, we could count oil-changes, servicing the damned ICE, and changing the damned battery every five years. It’s no contest. Give up, luddites.