With a significant uptake in electric vehicles (EVs) hitting the road, drivers will need to learn a new skill: determining how much it costs to fill up their EV. Unlike gasoline prices that are clearly displayed on roads nationwide, most people don’t know the cost of electricity in their state or city, let alone what a kilowatt hour is. Most EV fill up calculators require users to enter this information or enter the battery size of their vehicle. Additionally, gas-powered vehicles average over 400 miles on one fill up, while average EV range hit 291 miles last year. Comparing the cost to fill up a gas-powered vehicle to an electric vehicle isn’t an apple-to-apples comparison. The EV Fill Up Tool is designed to remove these barriers for a driver (or potential driver) of an EV.
The EV Fill Up Tool
The EV fill up tool gives users a true comparison of what it costs to fill up a gas-powered vehicle compared to EV alternatives. It knows the average gasoline and electricity prices in a selected state, and it knows a vehicle’s average range on a fully charged battery or tank of gas.
Key EV Fill Up Tool Findings and Methodology
In terms of fill up savings, the results are clear: every EV model in every state is cheaper to fill than a gas-powered vehicle. Even in the example with the least cost savings, the average electric SUV is still $15 cheaper to fill than a Honda CR-V. Furthermore, average truck fill up savings were nearly $24, while average sedan savings were nearly $26. The biggest cost savings reside in the Pacific Northwest, where high gas prices and cheap renewable energy lead to significant savings at the charger.