Study finds most EV drivers go 1,050 miles on $30/month

The average EV user drives 1,050 miles per month and spends around $30 dollars in charging costs, saves around $75 per month in fuel costs and sheds 360 pounds of CO2 emissions compared to “regular” drivers. Want to know the top three electric vehicle-ready cities in North America? Portland, Dallas, and Nashville.

This data comes from EV drivers who use PlugShare, a mobile and web application developed by Xatori, a technology company focused on building innovative software for connected cars. PlugShare has grown its nationwide charging network to more than 100,000 users and 11,000 charging stations across the U.S….

Ironically enough, the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle are behind Dallas and Nashville at numbers four and five, respectively. Los Angeles doesn’t even crack the top 10. The article doesn’t define the methodology for what city makes the EV-ready city cut, or what it actually means. As for Portland, that’s got to be the city in Oregon and not the one in Maine.


Wish I could crack the original cost for one of these critters for the going-to-town portion of our lives. Yes, I know none of the manufacturers are reaching anything like a small percentage of the scale required to begin lowering prices. Most of them are losing money as it is – though not as much as Republicans wish.

That number from PlugShare would save us about $45/month – and that’s not enough even for a couple of hermits who keep cars for decades at a time. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Study finds most EV drivers go 1,050 miles on $30/month

    • eideard says:

      Around $40K. There are federal tax credits and California has additional state credits. You can get down to around $33K with either a Nissan Leaf or a Chevy Volt as example. There are more – but, those are the two most popular.

      I like the Ford Focus EV – again, it lists around $39K before tax aid.

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