When I ran all the numbers, I came up with it would cost me about 1/6th what a gas car costs to operate. That’s just for the “fuel” and doesnt include oil, filters, repairs, etc. It also assumes charging at home. There are free chargers out there, but the pay to use ones cost, and that cost is similar and comparable to gasoline.How much does it cost to operate a Bolt (EUV, I have in mind, but EV's fine for answering). Know it's a fundamental question. Am a newbie to this world, coming from gas cars. Is there a cents per mile that charging equates to? Just trying to get a sense for how much charging a Bolt compares to paying for gas for ICE. I can calculate the cost per mile roughly for a gas car (price per gallon of gas factored into my gas car's MPG, and setting aside for this the cost of oil, tune-ups, tires, brakes etc.). Is charging a Bolt cheaper than fueling an ordinary gas car (say, an economy car that makes about 30 mpg)?
Also remember that in many ways, electric cars arent about the money. In a comparably sized small car, you might only be buying $1000 of gas per year. And such a small car might cost you much less to buy than the EV. But, for me, the torque, speed, quietness, one foot driving, and not having to go to gas stations is worth big bucks.
Old gearhead adage: if it was JUST about money, we’d all be driving 10 year old Corollas.