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News: Reader Report: Spending a year with two Chevy Bolt EVs

Patrick Reid Chevrolet Bolt EV showing 4.3-miles per kwh Enlarge Photo Here is the breakdown of our Bolt EV electric "fuel" costs (in miles per kilowatt-hour instead of miles per gallon.) We drove a combined total of 30,400 miles on our Bolts by the one-year mark (15,000 on my LT and 15,400 on my wife’s Premier) at an average of at least 4.0 miles per kwh, resulting in a total of 7,600 kwh used (30,400/4 = 7,600). At least 80 percent of those miles came from electricity in our own garage (at a cost of 11 cents per kwh and sourced from wind and solar from Arcadia Power and my local utility). The other 20 percent of those miles came from commercial Level 2 chargers or Level 3 fast chargers during road trips. These rates vary from roughly 12 to 30 cents per kwh. We’ll average the overall rate at 21 cents per kwh for these miles. Calculation for cost of the miles driven using ...

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