Cost of Charging Your Electric Car (Ontario)

Cost of Charging Your Electric Car (Ontario)
 
If you only have one hour you can charge for one hour and go you don’t need to charge to 100% all at once.
 
On average a typical battery EV will cost less than $300 per year, or about $0.78 per day to charge at night. (*1 Nissan Leaf)
 
A typical plugin hybrid EV will cost about $700 per year, or $1.92 per day for fuel (including gasoline and electricity costs). (*2 Chevrolet Volt)
 
Comparable gasoline cars can cost between $1,000 and $2,500 per year to fuel up to eight times more money spent each day. (*3 Natural Resources Canada 2013 Fuel Consumption Guide)
 
*1-Value for Nissan Leaf, adapted from Natural Resources Canada 2013 Fuel Consumption Guide, using Ontario offpeak electricity prices as of May 2013, based on an average annual driving distance of 20,000 km.
*2-Value for Chevrolet Volt, adapted from Natural Resources Canada 2013 Fuel Consumption Guide, using Ontario offpeak electricity prices as of May 2013 and a gas price of $1.30/litre, based on an average annual driving distance of 20,000 km.
*3-Estimate based on values from Natural Resources Canada 2013 Fuel Consumption Guide and a gas price of $1.30/litre.
*4-Ontario offpeak electricity prices in 2013 were 6.7 to 7.2 cents per kw/h
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