- Apr 29, 2003
$400 is an exaggeration for pretty much everyone, but $2 is also an exaggeration for pretty much everyone. I mean, my car probably uses $2 of electricity in a month when I'm not driving it. Looking at your screenshots, wouldn't your February bill include 19 days of charging your Bolt?And here are some of my electric bill usage. It looks cheap because gas comes from a different company. Most peoples utility bills have electric & gas combined.
I added in October 2022 just to show a bill going back that far. I did not have the Bolt-EV until early Feb 2023. Did not start charging until early Feb 2023.
As you can see, bills have remained fairly consistent. No $400 increase. No big jump in usage. BTW, I started using my home air conditioner in May so May reflects an increase however not from the EV charging, more so from using the home air conditioner.
The math is the math - kWh * price per kWh. I've used 313 kWh in the last 30 days, mostly at $.17 per kWh, total cost $57. Average is $.04-.05/mile. (I didn't buy it to save money though)