Commuting In Our Nissan Leaf Is 8x Cheaper Than A Gas Car

11 Apr 2013

You read that right. Let's do some math to prove it.

Since electric and gas are measured in different units and capacities, I needed to calculate the cost to drive 1 mile for each.

My wife drives a moderate 18 miles per day to and from work. This is normal. Most people drive less than 40 miles per day.

So here's the math. (All numbers are rounded up or down for readability).

Gas Car

Nissan Leaf


Driving a Nissan Leaf every day to work saves us $2.52 per day. $12.60 a week. $50 a month. $600 a year. And that's just going to and from work.