Anyone wanting to get to my point, can jump to the very last sentence, in **bold **letters.

I prefer to look at the "mpg" as cents/mile. The cost will vary depending on your local conditions but since most drive locally, local conditions are what matters to each individual. The OP asked for local information.

First, I live in Central NY (near Syracuse). Gas costs about $3.00/gallon. Our power bills separate the cost of being connected (fixed monthly amount), the incremental cost to deliver electricity, the incremental cost of the electricity and some small baloney charges caused by the government. The fixed amount is just under $20/month and is to cover the cost of maintaining & repairing equipment (downed power lines, etc). The point behind explaining the billing breakdown is to share that the cost of equipment maintenance isn't a component of my kWh rate. Some people have the cost of equipment maintenance buried in their kWh rate. That means it is not an "apples to apples" comparison to compare my rate with the rate elsewhere unless the calculation method is the same in the other location.

Since I have to pay the fixed monthly fee regardless of whether I own and operate an EV, the monthly fee is not a factor in the fuel cost of my Bolt.

Disclaimer -- I'm not going to get exact with my math. Fuzzy math is close enough and is easier to do in my head.

My prior car, a Chevy Cruze, got an actual 30mpg. At $3.00/gallon, that is 10 cents / mile.

As my Bolt is relatively new, I'm still on "regular" electric rate. That means no peak / off peak distinction (yet). I need a new meter, need to be home during a week day (easier said than done), etc. But it will eventually happen.

My current **incremental **cost for electricity is between 8 and 9 cents / kWh. (That is the sum of the delivery cost and the supply cost plus the government baloney.) My current driving efficiency varies but I drive mostly highway. My (weekday) average is average - 3.9 mi/kWh. Fuzzy math time. 8 to 9 cents becomes 10 cents to also cover charging loss and that 3.9 isn't actually 4. Using 10 cents / kWh and 4mi/kWh makes for easy peasy math. 2.5 cents / mile.

If I drive 100 miles per work day and work 50 weeks / year (which is just about right using fuzzy numbers), the annual weekday fuel cost in the Cruze was (100 * 50 * 5)mi * $0.10/mi = $2500 which clearly was enough money to get my attention. In the Bolt, without tinkering with electric rates (yet), $625. There's a flaw because I have winter driving mpg included for the Cruze but not the Bolt. So, more than $625.

I haven't counted weekends and I haven't tried to do the math. I do know this. My wife has an AWD Equinox which we used to use for most weekend driving. (Different long story that doesn't relate here.) Because electrons cost less than gasoline, I asked my wife to drive the Bolt on weekends unless she needs the cargo space. As a husbandly gesture (which is appreciated), I am the one who puts gas in that car. Used to be once/week with 1/8th (2/16th) tank remaining. Now it's once per week with 7/16th of a tank remaining. (A lot of weekend driving, apparently.) I'm not going to try to do that math. I'm just going to call it "bonus." Seems like a substantial bonus though.

**In fuzzy summary, 10 cents/mile in the Cruze becomes about 2.5 cents/mile in the Bolt. 15 cents/mile in the Equinox becomes 2.5 cents/mile in the Bolt.**