The pre-set values below are an approximation of today's electricity and gasoline rates. Customize the inputs to see what kind of benefits you might get when you switch from a gasoline powered car to an electric vehicle (EV). Individual results may vary. Tacoma Power cannot guarantee similar individual cost savings.
Gas _ miles
Electricity _ miles
EV gets you this many more miles for the price you pay for a gallon of gasoline.
Local gasoline price/gallon
Estimated MPG of gas vehicle
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Estimated kWh/mile for EV
Utility kWh rate*
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How much should it cost to drivemiles per year?
A year of driving, a year of saving.
Average annual driving estimates vary across the US, but the EPA/DOE use 15,000 miles/year as the average for most fuel use estimates. This estimate is based on the above inputs.
Gasoline _ /yr
EV _ /yr
Switch to EV and save big on fuel. Estimated annual savings:*
How much did it cost to drive for the last 5 years? 15,000 mi/yr
Understanding your savings potential.
Savings add up! The following cost and savings estimates are based on the information you've provided above. Think of all of the things you could do with potential savings like this.
Gasoline _ /5 yrs
EV _ /5 yrs
Switch to EV and your 5 year savings could look like this:*
* Disclaimer: This tool is only intended to provide an estimate of potential savings. Actual results will vary. Customers may not realize similar energy savings or carbon emission reductions. Vehicle data is subject to change without notice. This is the estimated residential electricity rate for the utility. This rate may not include tiered or time-of-use rates. Rates change periodically. Utility does not warrant or represent that this data is accurate. In no event shall the utility or its suppliers be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to claims associated with the accuracy of this data or information.