Anti_Climax
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Reminder of why EVs can be awesome to own

Fri Mar 18, 2022 8:36 pm

Just got my renewal notice from the state.
Dear ******* ***** ****,

The vehicle registration for your Focus, Plate CH4D3M0, will expire on 5/15/2022.
Please pay on or before this date to avoid penalty fees.

NO EMISSIONS TEST REQUIRED

Fees for a 1 year renewal are:

Registration Fee $8.00
AQF $0.25
Vehicle License Tax $5.00
Personalized Plate $25.00
Postage $0.58
Total $38.83

Fees for a 2 year renewal are:

Registration Fee $8.00
AQF $0.25
Vehicle License Tax $10.00
Personalized Plate $50.00
Postage $0.58
Total $68.83
So, if not for my vanity plate, my one and two year renewal costs would be $13.83 or $18.83
2012 Candy Blue FFE
33.5kWh battery pack
CHAdeMO DC Fast Charging

triangles
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Re: Reminder of why EVs can be awesome to own

Sat Mar 19, 2022 6:54 am

In Ohio 1 year is about $200 more than your 2 year registration but for 1 year. Yeah the $200 annual EV tax blows.
2014 Blue Candy FFE
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/focus/2014/triangles/303811 (since this forum doesn't allow BBcode in sigs)

Anti_Climax
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Re: Reminder of why EVs can be awesome to own

Sat Mar 19, 2022 10:58 am

Disappointed 5 year isn't an option this time. Guessing it's too old now. You know, because of it goes that long without an emissions test, it might start running poorly and polluting more /s
2012 Candy Blue FFE
33.5kWh battery pack
CHAdeMO DC Fast Charging

Heima
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Re: Reminder of why EVs can be awesome to own

Sun Mar 20, 2022 9:06 am

California is such that you cannot register anything for less than $80. That is including motorcycles. I believe they have an ev tax as well.

With the price of gas exceeding $6 a gallon here, it is more cost efficient to use the EV. Mind you, when gas was less, the high cost of electricity made operating an ev more expensive, per se. $0.38 per kW? We are getting ripped off here.

Anti_Climax
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Re: Reminder of why EVs can be awesome to own

Mon Mar 21, 2022 8:37 am

One of my coworkers had power through City of Mesa (tiny municipal utility) and was paying less than $0.06/kWh. Lucky bastard.
2012 Candy Blue FFE
33.5kWh battery pack
CHAdeMO DC Fast Charging

scottt
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Re: Reminder of why EVs can be awesome to own

Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:30 am

Anti_Climax wrote:
Mon Mar 21, 2022 8:37 am
One of my coworkers had power through City of Mesa (tiny municipal utility) and was paying less than $0.06/kWh. Lucky bastard.
Yep. I pay $0.05 between 1 and 5am. Bought a timer for the water heater. And only run the dishwasher between that time.
2015 Magnetic FFE (aka Magneto) - Retired
2017 Kona Blue FFE (aka King Kona) - Current

Anti_Climax
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Re: Reminder of why EVs can be awesome to own

Tue Mar 22, 2022 8:15 am

For him, that wasn't a TOU rate. Like I said, lucky bastard. Knowing the weird stuff that happens between utilities and the fact that it's a tiny city owned utility surrounded by regional companies, I can only imagine they have some stupidly cheap grandfathered pricing deal with one of the much larger utilities. Almost certainly SRP as APS would NEVER sell power that cheap to ANYONE.
2012 Candy Blue FFE
33.5kWh battery pack
CHAdeMO DC Fast Charging

Pele
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Re: Reminder of why EVs can be awesome to own

Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:27 am

$50 for a personalized plate?!

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Re: Reminder of why EVs can be awesome to own

Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:34 am

$25 a year for my "CH4D3M0" plate :)
2012 Candy Blue FFE
33.5kWh battery pack
CHAdeMO DC Fast Charging

Pele
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Re: Reminder of why EVs can be awesome to own

Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:42 pm

$10 here in Virginia.

Except for my ham radio plates on my truck. It's a buck.

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