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Figure what your cost/kW from your power company and assume ~12kW for a gen 1 (2011-2015) or ~16kW for a gen 2 (2016+). Of course that is with a fully depleted battery. Here in SoCal I figure it cost me about $1.50 US to charge fully from empty on my '13. I pay about $.12/kW as long as I don't get into the more expensive higher tiers.
 

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You won't notice your electricity bill go up much depending on how much driving you do. Assuming you drive 10 miles a day. That's about 3kWh of battery consumption with less efficient driving. That means after charging losses, about 3.5kWh of power from your be home. Assuming $0.087/kWh (Ontario off peak) you would be paying $0.3 a day and $8.82 a month if you drive everyday.

The Gen 1 takes about 13kWh to charge from empty. You can program it to charge at certain times of a day to take advantage of off peak electricity.
 

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Depends on what time of day you charge.

I live in an area where HydroOne services ... so I charge in off-peak most of the time which is $0.087kWh. If you multiply this by the full size of the battery (let's say 10kWh for ease of maths, adjust to how much you drive and how large your battery is), you would get $0.87 for a full charge if that's what you're using per day.

It's only added about ~$35 a month to my electricity bill, which was way cheaper than what I have been paying for gas in my previous car, which was a Prius. And I drive a lot and sometimes even charge during on-peak.
 

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Completely free. We over-produce solar power.

It would cost me $0.82 to do a full charge during off-peak hours without the solar, or $2.70 on peak.
 

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It takes 12kwh to charge a 2014. Here in Quebec with all taxes applied, it`s 0.10$/kwh. So that's 1.20$, same as a liter of fuel.

Difference is you can do 70 km easily with that 1.20$ instead of 10-15 kms with a liter of fuel.
 

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Completely free. My daughter pays the electric bill. :)

When I cared, I spend about $30/month on charging. An unnoticeable blip on our electric consumption. With pool pump, electric dryer, electric water heater and HVAC, our consumption averages ~2,000kWh/month. Charging a 16kWh (12kWh actual) battery three times a week is nothing.
 

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Depends on what time of day you charge.

I live in an area where HydroOne services ... so I charge in off-peak most of the time which is $0.087kWh. If you multiply this by the full size of the battery (let's say 10kWh for ease of maths, adjust to how much you drive and how large your battery is), you would get $0.87 for a full charge if that's what you're using per day.

It's only added about ~$35 a month to my electricity bill, which was way cheaper than what I have been paying for gas in my previous car, which was a Prius. And I drive a lot and sometimes even charge during on-peak.
Actually as of April first off peak is now 7.7 cents/KWh. But that does not take into consideration variable delivery and transmission costs and GST.

After variable delivery and GST the cost is actually about 12 cents/KWh for off peak.

To fully charge a 2016 - 2017 Volt costs about $2 off peak (2.4 cents per Km using EPA rated 85Km EV range). For a 2011-2015 Volt it's roughly a $1.60 (2.5 cents per Km using EPA rated 65Km EV range). Most people don't use a full battery charge during their commute so the best metric is to take the cost in cents per Km and multiply that by your typical daily commute.
 

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If you only charge between 7pm and 7am, assume $2/day as a rough estimate.
 

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If you only charge between 7pm and 7am, assume $2/day as a rough estimate.
Sorry I have to disagree on that one. I pretty much fully deplete my battery daily and most I notice is about $30 a month max. Way cheaper than gas. I live in Ottawa.
 

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Sorry I have to disagree on that one. I pretty much fully deplete my battery daily and most I notice is about $30 a month max. Way cheaper than gas. I live in Ottawa.
If you charge one full battery every day, on off-peak power it would cost $1.82 for a gen1 (13kWh @ 14c) or $2.24 for gen2 (16kWh @ 14c).

You do not use a full battery every day if it's only $30. That's just not possible, even if counting work days only (~21 per month).
Unless you live in "Ottawa" but are really Gatineau, and get QC hydro rates.
Agreed, still way cheaper than gas.

For a prospective buyer who does not know how much they'll need, budgeting $2/charge is a simple way to ballpark figures. If you drive less, it will cost less, obviously.
 

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Maybe free. Google the Ontario Climate Action Plan. Download the PDF and check out section 2.3
Still not holding breath on that one ;)
Also, the wording could mean just the electricity cost component.
So you'd likely still pay the delivery component, or ~5c/kWh.
 

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I have never charred my volt and it seems to work fine
 
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