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A different kind of EV comparison site

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See the difference to your lifestyle, environmental impact and wallet.

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A personalized ev charging calculator for your own commute and roadtrips. Compare the time and cost of ev ownership.

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Crunch the numbers using your personal driving and charging habits to show you how an EV would fit your lifestyle.

Choose an electric vehicle or plug in hybrid to start your comparison.

 

Choose a car to compare against. You can choose your current car, or any combustion, hybrid or electric vehicle.

 

Your annual mileage will help us show you how much time and money you'll spend to keep your vehicle moving

We'll use your home and work to tell you how an EV will change your commute. 

Add roadtrips to see how long journeys would be different in an EV. We plot the route including the charging stops you would need with an EV.

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Tell us where you will charge your EV and we'll let you know how much time and money you'll spend on fuel compared to your current vehicle.

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No payment information available, Use defaults or provide estimated charging costs:

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How much time will it take you to use this station? This is not the total charge time, but the time you spend to charge here.

Here's what you told us about your current lifestyle.

Your selected EV is Preferred EV

and will be compared toCurrent Car

You drive 0 every year.

Your commute is 17 miles in 23 minutes (without traffic)

0 every year from number roadtrip(s)

You have charging at home and at your place of work

Calculating...

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Annual totals

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Spend on fuel

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Time spent fueling

CO2 emissions

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Insufficient range for commute

Warning

Insufficient range for roadtrip

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Annual totals

Spend on fuel

Time spent fueling

CO2 emissions

Warning

Insufficient range for commute

Warning

Insufficient range for roadtrip

Overview • Annual totals
Commute Miles

1223 miles

City Miles

1234 miles

Roadtrip Miles

1234 miles

Spend on fuel

Time spent fueling

CO2 emissions

Your spending on fuel • Annual totals

Commuting

$123

$123

Spend on fuel for commuting to work. If you charge at work, we assume this charging is free and that you will prioritize charging here. If you charge at home, we'll use your home rate. Otherwise, we'll use the rate for the local charger you selected.

City Miles

$123

$123

Spend on fuel for your everyday city miles. This is calculated as your annual miles minus your commute and roadtrips. We'll use your home electricity rate if you charge at home, otherwise, we'll use the rate for the local charger you selected.

Roadtrips

$123

$123

Spend on fuel during roadtrips. We calculate the charging cost for each stop needed on your roadtrip. We'll use your home rate if no charging is required during your trip.
Your time spent fueling • Annual totals

Commuting

2 hours 15 minutes

5 hours

Time spent on gas or charging for commuting to work. We assume charging at home or work is done everyday, but is quick to activate. For gas, we assume 10 minutes to get to and from the gas station.

City Miles

$123

$123

Time spent on gas or charging for city driving. This is calculated as your annual miles minus your commute and roadtrips. We assume charging at home or work is done everyday, but is quick to activate. For gas, we assume 10 minutes to get to and from the gas station.

Roadtrips

$123

$123

Time spent on gas, charging or rest stops during roadtrips. We calculate the charging time for each stop needed on your roadtrip and base gas stops on your vehicle range. We also assume you need a longer 30 minute stop every every few hours.
A closer look at your commute

Each round trip commute

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Insufficient range for commute

Your commute in stages

What's powering your journey?

Electricity
Gasoline
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End Name
Your roadtrip from Start to End

Each trip (one way)

Insufficient range for roadtrip

Insufficient range for roadtrip

Your roadtrip in stages

What's powering your journey?

Electricity
Gasoline
Insufficient Range
Start Name

Charging Stop Name

24 minutes
End Name
Start Name

Charging Stop Name

24 minutes
End Name
Assumptions for Calculations
Assumption
Location
Data Used
Electricity Price
Location
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Gas Price
Location
$
Usable Gas Level
%
Usable EV Battery Level
%
Time to refill gas
min.
Time to charge at home and work
min.
Commute Frequency
per week
Rest Stop Frequency
min.
Rest Stop Duration
min.
Grams of CO2 per KWh
g
Grams of CO2 per gallon of gas
g

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About This Site

Why I made evcomparetool.com

I made this site after realizing there’s a few questions that come up repeatedly from non-EV owners around range, charging and travel. Understanding how owning an electric vehicle will affect you and your lifestyle can be a complicated undertaking, and the answer is different for every person. Here’s what I am often asked when I tell people I own an EV:

  • How long do you spend charging your car?
  • How much does it cost you to charge your car every day?
  • How long does it take you to drive a long road trip?

I wanted to answer those questions and realized it would require a personalized approach. The answers for me wouldn’t necessarily be the same for someone else. I wanted to be able to show people what the answers would look like for them, not for me.

I noticed that, while there are many EV comparison websites, they all follow the same patterns, and do not help you understand whether you need 50, 100 or 300 miles of range in an EV for it to be suitable for you. Just stating the vehicle range, or charge rate, doesn’t really tell you how that EV is going to fit into your life.

What makes evcomparetool.com different from other EV Comparison sites?

evcomparetool.com uses personalized data (which is never stored), and shows you how an EV or Plug in Hybrid (PHEV) would affect your charging and travel times, the money you spend on fuel, and the effect you have on the environment.

Find out whether an EV or Plug In Hybrid has enough charge for your commute, whether you can take a roadtrip you have your heart set on, and what you would be spending on a weekly or monthly basis with a different vehicle.

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