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      02-23-2021, 01:42 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by Vivek. View Post
One thing to consider is that another friend of mine calculated that charging his PHV at home cost more per mile than just putting gas in it, even at ~$3 for regular here in CA (our electricity cost is 2.4-3.8x the 0.10/kwh figure you posted, though: https://www.pge.com/pge_global/commo...icing-2020.pdf).
In that particular case, I'd never buy an EV until I could justify a solar energy system. Is everyone in California paying more to drive an EV than a comparable gas vehicle? That would be hard to believe, since it would mean the MPGe figures for the EVs are brutally deceptive - like to the tune of 3x to 5x overly inflated.

In my case (and I suspect in the vast majority of cases) gas prices would have to fall below a buck a gallon for ICE vehicle operating costs to approach those of an equivalent EV.
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