On the plus side, $21kms for a return trip of 500kms, and the likelihood of ‘inheriting’ the leaf in a few years as I think we’ll definitely be getting a Model3 in a few years when the first ones hit the second hand market 👍
That's pretty good. My 2,200kg diesel SUV averaged 7.0l/100km on a recent 700k trip from Auckland to Whakapapa on Mt Ruapehu and back, so 500k would cost $45 in diesel and $31 in RUC $76 total. Shows how significant the RUC component is though - if they take that freebie off EV it will hit pretty hard as a cost component.
If we took the wife's petrol V6 Prado it would cost somewhere near $180! It's interesting to see the consumption skyrocket on the final climb to the Top o' the Bruce at 1600m. The trip was averaging easily under 7 until the last 20min.