Yes, paid public charging can be expensive. Some locations subsidize the charging (there's a Walmart I looked at that was only 11 cents per kWh -- basically residential pricing) but many chargers are 35 - 45 cents per kWh. At those prices, it's more expensive than even a gasoline truck. However, I figure those prices will only apply to me on long trips, so I'll accept that as a couple-time-a-year cost and I'll enjoy inexpensive charging in my own garage for most of the year.I am happy with the locations but wonder what the cost per kWh would be?
If I do the math(correct me if I am wrong please) to charge on the EA network is as expensive or more than going to a gas station and fueling my Jeep. Takes a lot longer too!
The eGallon calculators seem to use residential pricing(cheap where I live in WA). EA is 3 to 4 times the cost...roughly. I am assuming my Jeep gets 20Mpg and the Rivian will come in at 2.2Mi/KW(guess) as we have no hard data. At the EA rates there seems to be no savings at all on a long trip just purely based upon energy consumed. What am I missing?
BTW...I get the green thing and the less moving parts/wear and tear but I get the feeling that the picture painted is a bit too optimistic when it comes to long road trips where we are dependent upon 3rd party charing rates.