First off, I checked the Chevy site again and ran the lease calculator again and from what I can figure, Chevy is still not passing any significant amount of the federal tax credit to lessees. But the issue is that I have no idea what the residual will be because no one is willing to tell me. So that means
1) The residual is so high, everyone is embarrassed to say it (One in CA mentioned something in the upper 20's but that was months ago and terms change constantly and there has been nothing revealed recently!)
2) The lease deals are so bad, no one is leasing.
Either way, my plan of being a 2 EV house is being derailed and I am running out of time. Yeah, I know its hard to believe when you are in month 7 of a 36 month lease but...
Anyway, I realized the gasser is going to be here longer than I had hoped so I used it so the battery would not die and got new shoes for it too blowing up the TCO but the Corolla went 556.0 miles costing $36.94 (6.64 cents per mile) while averaging 39.9 miles per gallon. I still reserve the luxury of only using the Corolla when high mpg's are likely.
The LEAF went a "bit" further at 3287.4 miles costing $23.86 in home juice or less than a penny a mile (.7 cents to be exact) helped by 455.593 Kwh of NCTC charging. There were a few short stints of L2 mixed in but generally did not add up to much. The reality is when averaging over 100 miles a day, there was just no time for L2.
Now you might say the 30 kwh LEAF gets 110 miles on a charge so what's the problem? Well, when we consider that the month had 8 days where I drove 20 miles or less, you can guess what the rest of the month looked like.
One thing I realized is the conception of people who charge near home are taking advantage of a free thing is not always the case. I used Tumwater several times and my local Nissan dealer twice, both of which are less than 9 miles from my house but when a day consists of jobs in Gig Harbor, Bonney Lake and then Centralia (I don't have the option to change the order), sometimes charging near home is simply required...
Either way, I am on pace to exhaust my 45,000 miles a "bit" early so I need to (In order of importance)
1) Get another EV ASAP!
2) Buy the LEAF
3) Drive the gasser more
4) Get a new job!!
Then again.... Driving the gasser more shouldn't even be on the list! ;)