By: Diane Benjamin
The data below was FOIA’d by Doug Fansler from the Town of Normal. Guess who is paying to charge Electric Vehicles?
That would be the taxpayers of Normal, State of Illinois (ISU), and Heartland College district taxpayers.
Maybe after paying way more for an EV than a gas powered vehicle free electricity is a necessity. It could also be referred to as redistribution of your wealth to those who can afford an EV.
Doug also sent this video which shows the cost of charging a Tesla with a Supercharger:
Doug did this analysis based on the video, it was only 82% charged when unplugged:
Here is the Tesla charging numbers:
$18.71 charge for 240 miles = $0.077/mile
Doug reported his non electric vehicle gets 30 mpg and has a 17.1 gal tank. So at $4.00 a gallon:
$56.08 (17.1×82%×$4@gal) fill for 513 miles (30×17.1) = $0.10/mile.
If gas goes back to $3 a gallon:
$42.06 (17.1×82%×$3) for 513 miles =$0.082/mile
If gas goes back to $2.50 a gallon:
$35.06 (17.1×82%x$2.50 for 513 miles = $0.0683/mile
See now why gas prices are high? EV’s don’t make any sense if they aren’t high. Don’t claim they are better than for the environment when they can’t be produced without fossil fuels and the batteries require mining. Nobody knows yet what will happen to the toxic batteries at the end of their life either.