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Hey everyone!

Do you know how much it costs to run your electric vehicle?

How did you calculate it?

It appears that my electric motorcycle costs about 1/2 cent per mile to run, comparing cost of electricity used to charge vs how many miles the cycle goes.

This means that if one gallon of gasoline costs $3, and I can go 600 miles on $3 worth of electricity, doesn't that mean that my electric motorcycle gets the financial equivelant of 600 MPG?

I know I still need to figure in the cost of eventually replacing my batteries, but still, is this a fair way to figure electric "Miles per Gallon"?.

How would you calculate it?

-Ben
 

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I have not noticed a change in my electric usage at home or at my shop for charging the car.

When I run my truck, I plug in a block heater for 3 hours and it doesn't show either.

Car can't be costing any more than the truck, so I don't even worry about it.
 

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BenNelson - yeah I think that's how it's normally calculated. You use the monetary equiv of a gallon of gas for electricity.
 
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