Gas or Electric: Which one is cheaper for the Prius Prime!

Discussion in 'Prime Plug-in Charging' started by noonm, May 2, 2019.

  1. noonm

    noonm Active Member

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    To be honest, when making these graphs, the only places I saw where gas would be cheaper than electric are some New England states and (possibly) Hawaii. Range anxiety and the typically high upfront cost are likely bigger barriers than fueling/charging costs.
     
  2. CharlesH

    CharlesH CA HOV Decal #5 on former PiP

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    For US folks, Google says that 1 C$ / liter =2.92006665 US$ / US gallon
     
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    For anyone interested in having a nice spreadsheet solution, here's a good one from YouTube:

     
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    I think he has posted that spreadsheet somewhere here. I can't find the thread now, but I do have a copy of the file I downloaded over a year ago.
     
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  5. DavidA

    DavidA Prius owner since July 2009

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    I adopted that same spreadsheet and played around with the inputs and formulas on the left half. I see no need for that big block on the right.

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    If you go to this link there is a detailed method describing the calculations. Using the method detailed $CDN= 1 and an exchange rate of $.75 the price is currently $2.84.

    My current price is $0.89 Canadian

    here's to wishing for a 'delete' button
     
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    How do you test your tailpipe?
     
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