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Calculate Your Costs

Below are tools available to help you calculate the costs of owning a PEV.

Utility Rate Calculators

PG&E
Plug-in EV Calculator

Compares charging costs of PEV models using different rate plans, and includes a comparison to using gasoline.

SMUD
Electric Vehicle Calculator
Compares monthly fuel costs and savings of different PEVs.

Southern California Edison
Plug-in Car Rate Assistant

Compares costs and savings of owning a PEV, and recommends a rate plan.

Cost of Ownership Calculators

BeFrugal.com
Electric Car Calculator

A detailed tool that allows you to compare multiple vehicles in terms of annual and lifetime vehicle costs and environmental impact.

Clean Energy Institute and Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
CleanCarCalculator.com

Calculates side-by-side comparison of annual fuel costs, greenhouse gas emissions and recommends the best car for you.
UC Davis
Electric Vehicle Explorer
Calculates the personal costs of commuting in a plug-in vehicle, allowing prospective buyers to see how a PEV might fit into their lives, and how vehicles stack up against each other.

General Electric
The GE Show

A fun and interactive way to help determine your real daily mileage – features informative videos, an EV game, and some fascinating past figures and future projections regarding the cost and use of electricity and gasoline.

U.S. Department of Energy
The eGallon

Represents the cost of fueling a vehicle with electricity compared to a similar vehicle that runs on gasoline.

U.S. Department of Energy
My Plug-in Hybrid Calculator

This calculator can help estimate personalized fuel use and costs for a plug-in hybrid based your driving habits, fuel prices, and charging schedule.

U.S. Department of Energy
Alternative Fuel Data Center Vehicle Cost Calculator
This tool uses basic information about your driving habits to calculate total cost of ownership and emissions for makes and models of most vehicles, including alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. 

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