Video by Go Green Autos via YouTube
In this video I explain the real running costs of my Tesla Model S over the last two months when solely charging on public chargers. You’ll be surprised!
Normally I would charge from home, but following a recent move, I’ve not yet got Octopus Go enabled at the new house, for cheap rate night time charging. So while I’m waiting for that to be enabled again, I’ve charged solely on public charges for the last two months and have done 2,500 miles.
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That £50 credit on your account will get you about 2,660 miles in a typical EV when charging at night on Octopus Go at 7.5p pkWh!
Since filming this video, I’ve now been put onto Octopus Go on 8th October 2022 at 7.5p pkWh night rate. Then on around 12th October, Octopus increased the Go rates for new contracts, to 12p pkWh at night. At 7.5p, £20 of night time charging would get you about 1,066 miles in an EV. At 12p, that reduces to 666 miles. Still considerably cheaper than an ICE vehicle where £20 will get you about 98 miles! Anyway, due to having Octopus Go again, I’m now doing the vast majority of my charging at home again.
Links to other videos referred to are:
The true running costs of our Hyundai Ioniq, which does 14,500 miles per year – https://youtu.be/ib-eV-Uat6M
The reality of driving a 8 year old electric vehicle on a 6 hour UK motorway journey – https://youtu.be/SpPXj-4NczE
What’s happening to used Tesla Model S prices in the UK? (in Sept 2022) – https://youtu.be/ZDKeWPKmG5c
To look at the back catalogue of EV videos on this channel, see https://www.youtube.com/c/GoGreenAutos/videos
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