GreenRPMs
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Re: Focus Electric Component View

Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:15 am

Hi Rwbill,

Thanks for posting that Ford focus electric pamphlet. One fact on it I found interesting was this one:

"Estimated cost to fully charge vehicle:
$2 to $3 (based on nationwide average cost of $0.10 per kWh)"

I looked it up and the nation average is more around $.11 - $.12 cents. Its been over $.11 cents since 2008:

http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/mon ... ec9_14.pdf

Not a big deal, I just found it odd that Ford would be off a few cents on pretty easy data to look up and verify. I heard energy costs per kWh can reach as high as $.50 cents + in places like Hawaii. I will be checking how much mine is costing me on my next bill and report back. I conclude by asking the ford focus electric forum members what electricity rates are you being charged currently and in which state?

felkster
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Re: Focus Electric Component View

Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:17 pm

For most of the city of Seattle, the first 10kWh of each day are $0.047/kWh, then each additional kWh beyond 10 are $0.0987/kWh. No peak/off-peak billing hours.

In the winter, the first 16kWh of each day are billed at the lower rate before it switches to the higher rate. So the 10 cents/kWh works out about right for us.

georgek
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Re: Focus Electric Component View

Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:32 pm

I signed up for ComEd's realtime pricing program, so I agree to some automatic energy reducing steps... ie, may cut ac off and on, in summer afternoon.

At night it is usually 2 to 4 cents per kwh. Daytime, hot afternoon, weekday could be twice that or more. Today, high was 87, prices ranged from 2.5 cents (3 am) to 5.2 cents (4 pm).
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FF_rox
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Re: Focus Electric Component View

Mon May 26, 2014 8:18 pm

Duke power in NC has a flat rate of .105 in the summer to .095 in winter- I am considering a Time of Use Rate of .24 peak (1-6 p.m. M-F) & .068 the rest of time.

One nice aspect is that there is no charge to swap between plans even though the meter is changed each time. Or so I have been told...
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JTCalif
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Re: Focus Electric Component View

Mon May 26, 2014 9:51 pm

We have "Time-of-Use" and Net Meter Energy rates (or words very close to that) through MCE, for our solar PV array, here in California, near San Francisco.
We have an old rate "schedule" which is closed to new customers, but think that mainly changes the time limits for on-peak / off-peak.
Rates vary enormously with season and time of day.
Winter was about 6 cents off-peak, 25 cents on peak.
Now on summer rates, about same off peak, 41 cents on peak.
With lots of hours of sun now, am "selling" (cutting my overall bill -- we cannot make money on this) during peak hours, charging car off-peak, naturally.
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davideos
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Location: So Cal

Re: Focus Electric Component View

Tue May 27, 2014 7:25 am

I'm also in the time-of-use and net-metering bucket. Cost to charge my car at midnight is just under $0.10. With the PV array, depending on the "level", I can be credited up to $0.50 kwh (level 2 summer rate) when the array generates more than the household consumes and then use that credit to charge the car at a much lower rate at midnight.

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Re: Focus Electric Component View

Tue May 27, 2014 9:51 am

I'm also on Time of Day usage: $0.14 during the day and $0.035/kWh overnight. My last electricity bill for the car was $29 for the month (total) which at 29 days billed makes it come out to $1/day to run my FFE.

Also note that this is an old topic with a jump from 2012 to 2014 there in the middle.
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unplugged
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Re: Focus Electric Component View

Thu May 29, 2014 1:20 pm

jmueller065 wrote:I'm also on Time of Day usage: $0.14 during the day and $0.035/kWh overnight.
Wow. The rates you guys pay during the day is about what I pay at night in Southern California. $0.47 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Then, $0.32 from 6 p.m. to midnight and again from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Only from midnight to 6 a.m. is the rate at $0.10 for super off peak.
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Re: Focus Electric Component View

Thu May 29, 2014 5:35 pm

unplugged wrote:
jmueller065 wrote:I'm also on Time of Day usage: $0.14 during the day and $0.035/kWh overnight.
Wow. The rates you guys pay during the day is about what I pay at night in Southern California. $0.47 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Then, $0.32 from 6 p.m. to midnight and again from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Only from midnight to 6 a.m. is the rate at $0.10 for super off peak.
And this is why anyone in CA that has an EV that doesn't have a PV Array is wasting money.
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