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If you have a 32 amp, 240V EVSE you're pulling 7.7kW. Multiply that by your kWh rate to get cost per hour. My electric costs $0.08 per kWh (used to be $0.065 but went up a bit recently), so about $0.62 per hour. I'm under the impression that electric rates in CA are much higher than here though.
 

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I do have solar panels so I do break even just wondering if the Ariya might push me over. Even though I have solar it will still take awhile for cost of panels to be free. I have seen some people say I have solar so electricity is free. You basically just paid for electricity in advance until cost of panels equals out. Still happy with solar though just crunching all numbers. Calif. is COSTLY. But Im staying for now.
You need to see what the EV charging rate plans are, since there usually is one that has a lower cost overnight for charging.
 

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I do have solar panels so I do break even just wondering if the Ariya might push me over. Even though I have solar it will still take awhile for cost of panels to be free. I have seen some people say I have solar so electricity is free. You basically just paid for electricity in advance until cost of panels equals out. Still happy with solar though just crunching all numbers. Calif. is COSTLY. But Im staying for now.
We installed solar a year and half ago. I have a running spreadsheet to calculate when I break even. With the rate increase here it's looking like that would be in about 4-5 years vs the 7-9 that I was seeing prior to the rate jump.
 

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I have 50 amp breaker at panel cost is .315kWh. per hr ,your thoughts thanks ?PGE Northern Calif. rates ,right? so 7.7kW .315 =$2.42hr ? right. vs. $3.50 gallon right now
Yes, $2.42 per hour. Comparing that directly with the price of gas assumes that you get the same number of miles for a gallon of gas as you get for an hour's charging, which isn't likely.
 

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Yes, $2.42 per hour. Comparing that directly with the price of gas assumes that you get the same number of miles for a gallon of gas as you get for an hour's charging, which isn't likely.
if it is 7.7KW/hour then at 3.5m/kw it is ~27miles/hour which is pretty close to an efficient gas car mileage for 1 gallon.
 
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