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My experience of driving an electric car for two years

Updated: Apr 11, 2021

An article in The Next Web, “Here’s how to calculate the cost of driving an EV per km (or mile)”, got me thinking that it might be interesting, almost two years after I purchased my electric vehicle, to perform a few ‘napkin calculations’ to gauge the impact of my decision. I’m not trying to convince anyone to follow my lead (although I’m pretty sure the world would be a better place if more people thought about it).

Author: Enrique Dans

Source: Medium / Enrique Dans

The first thing I’ve noticed is that, compared to the numbers in the article, my vehicle is significantly more efficient than the average it quotes. In the image, a graphs of its consumption, an average of 184 Wh/km.

When I bought the car, I changed my electricity tariff to an hourly rate. The vehicle is always charged at night,