Quicksilver· Premium Member
And unless you’re an apartment dweller who does not have access to ‘home’ charging, charging at home is a much better deal. For me, it’s 13 cents/Kwh. With a 1500 miles road trip I did previously, there were stations that were more expensive (urban areas) and stations that were much cheaper but in the end the trip cost in ‘fuel’ was still cheaper on electricity than on gas. Many knows one of the advantages of driving EVs is ‘fueling’ from home which is much cheaper than gas.I'm not that good at math, but generally when people are on long drives somewhere they consider only the cost of either "full tank" or total cost of the trip. Since it's winter in most of the U.S. right now, it's likely supercharging cost is getting close to or slightly higher than gas because of lower cold weather EV efficiency.
But I don't think that's the majority of people complaining. I think instead these are people who supercharge once in a while, and expected the cost for one charge to be much lower. They aren't calculating, just expressing that $30+ is what they used to pay for gas.
Now the important part, though: Those who are complaining forget something important. Gas prices are extremely volatile, halving or tripling in a matter of weeks. Electric rates are somewhat stable. So if you plan a drive next month, with an EV the total cost might be a gamble vs gasoline, but you know what it will be next month, as opposed to gas where it might suddenly cost 2x to 3x as much as you expected (it might also be half what you expected, but that's still a gamble).