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  •  Ha! You aren't fortunate enough to live in a (4+ / 0-)

    coop area like me.  We get to pay double everyone else's electric rates.  And there are no superchargers anywhere within hundreds of miles.  The one I'd need to buy in order for it to be of realistic use would hit nearly 100 grand, so I guess it's going to continue being a dream, even with your most helpful calculations.

    "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

    by gustynpip on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 08:28:05 PM PST

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      Just Bob, radical simplicity

      Although what I do is have a net metering deal with the electric company where they buy my excess power during the day, when they need it and I don't.  I also have a Time-of-Use plan where I charge my Leaf at midnight when power is cheapest.  I pay 9 cents a kWh charging then.  Both my charging station and the car itself have timers to enable this.

      So would getting solar help?

      •  Not where I live. I think the sun shines (0+ / 0-)

        a total of like 22 hours a year.  (Not really that bad - but this time of year, it feels like it.)  

        My husband and I have discussed the possibility of putting up a windmill - because what we don't get in sun we definitely get in wind.  But we haven't been able to find any realistic way of getting that done.

        "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

        by gustynpip on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 05:51:13 AM PST

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