Following close on the heals of the first anniversary of our Solar PV system, our Nissan Leaf completed its first full year with us on the 14th October.
First Full Year Fuel Costs
Here’s my spreadsheet showing the ‘fuel’ costs for the first years driving. At £235 it’s just a bit over 2 fills of my previous car, an incredibly economic way to travel.
In reality it’s even less than that because of the charges from our solar array. I’ve no way to quantify this as yet, but hopefully something like Zappi or OpenEVSE can help in the future (check out the videos below).
Join the Revolution
Two friends have also gone full electric this year – respect Darren & Nicola 😉 joining other mates that were full EV before me (thanks for your help Mark & Aggelos). Some family members are really keen too, and although the BEV and even PHEV choices are still less than awesome, the next few years should see a much wider choice.
While some prices can still be bonkers (£25K for a VW e-UP! anyone?) there are currently some mad deals on the ‘classic’ Nissan Leaf before the new model arrives. The offer below was spotted in a local shopping centre (seemed to be a 6,000 mile per annum PCP). Pretty unbeatable EV value…
Photo courtesy of Scott McMurray
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