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    Whats it actually cost to charge an electric vehicle.

    Here is a good aticle someone sent me. Any thoughts?

    http://www.autotrader.ca/newsfeature...QpTvmsxrsZo.97


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    Buddy says at the end of the article you can even have it heat up while charging. My question ... what's the power consumption to keep me warm when it's -30C, or when defrosting, or when clearing freezing rain ... or to keep me cool when it's 35C.
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    The article says that an owner can charge for free:
    For a start, there are thousands of chargers spread around the country. It takes some effort to find somewhere rural enough that there isn’t one nearby. Most of those chargers are free. So with some planning, patience and luck, you could reduce the yearly fuelling bill to zero. Zip, zilch, nada.
    Read more at http://www.autotrader.ca/newsfeature...FsOhyTGUR9k.99
    Is this really true? And are the charging stations standardized so that any type of electric car can be charged? And how about the charging rate. How much of a charge could you get at those public charging stations if you don't stay there overnight?

    I actually would like to get an EV for around town use, but some of the articles and their comments leave me cold!

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    I've been thinking about a Nissan Leaf for our next car.

    From what I've read...
    http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/veh...-vehicle.shtml

    On average a typical battery EV will cost less than $300 per year, or about $0.78 per day to charge at night. *1
    A typical plug-in hybrid EV will cost about $700 per year, or $1.92 per day for fuel (including gasoline and electricity costs). *2
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    The $0.78 per day is based on 2013 Hydro rates, at off-peak hour charging only.

    There are only 4335 charging stations in all of Canada. Unless you happen to know there is a free charging station near your work, that is not regularly occupied, you should plan on having to charge at home.

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    The Ontario web site My Own Advisor referenced describes the 3 different levels of charging. I believe most vehicles are designed to use at least 1 & 2, if not all 3.

    Unless you live in the BC lower mainland, or Vancouver Island, an all-electric vehicle is likely impractical until they make a break-through in low-temperature battery performance.

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    ^Not sure why you would say that. Tesla sells lots of cars in cold-weather countries such as Norway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhGreatGuru View Post
    The Ontario web site My Own Advisor referenced describes the 3 different levels of charging. I believe most vehicles are designed to use at least 1 & 2, if not all 3.

    Unless you live in the BC lower mainland, or Vancouver Island, an all-electric vehicle is likely impractical until they make a break-through in low-temperature battery performance.
    This part of one of the above links expands on the level 3 chargers (which are needed for quick charging)

    There are three standards of Level 3:

    CHAdeMO is an Asian standard used by Hyundai, Nissan, Kia and Mitsubishi

    SAE Combo is a European/North American standard used by BMW, Chevrolet, Ford and Volkswagen

    Supercharger is a Tesla-only standard. All Tesla vehicles can be purchased with adapters for the other two
    So Tesla can be charged on the other two standards, but can those Asian/Euro EVs be charged on a Supercharger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by agent99 View Post
    So Tesla can be charged on the other two standards, but can those Asian/Euro EVs be charged on a Supercharger?
    No. Supercharger is proprietary, partly because it is mostly included in the cost of purchase, partly because more EVs are not equipped to accept that much current.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewf View Post
    No. Supercharger is proprietary, partly because it is mostly included in the cost of purchase, partly because more EVs are not equipped to accept that much current.
    I assumed that. So if they are included in the 4335 charging stations in Canada, then only Teslas have that number available. Mind you, I don't believe there are very many Supercharger stations in Canada yet.


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