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EWEB’s 2021 budget keeps prices steady once again, marking the fifth year in row of no price increase for customers.Find Out More
Have you ever wondered what happens to the electric grid on Thanksgiving?Find Out More
Heavy rain in the McKenzie Valley over the weekend gave EWEB’s water quality team a close look at the potential impacts from the Holiday Farm Fire on source water.Find Out More
Crews of young people are helping to protect Eugene’s drinking water by mitigating the impact of post-fire soil erosion along the McKenzie River.Find Out More
EWEB foresters and contract tree crews are working in the McKenzie River Valley following the Holiday Farm Fire to assess, trim and remove vegetation that may interfere with electrical infrastructure.Find Out More
In the aftermath of the Holiday Farm Fire, we’re working to protect the safety and security of our community’s sole source of drinking water.Find Out More
A team of Pacific Northwest public and private organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the development of what would be one of the largest renewable hydrogen production facilities in North America.Find Out More
Due to air quality concerns, our meter readers have not been able to safely complete their assigned routes for a number of days in September.Find Out More
Here in the northwest, we are all too aware that wildfires often result in loss of life and property.Find Out More
As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to take action. During September’s National Preparedness Month, Eugene Water & Electric Board encourages customers to be “prepared, not scared” in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.Find Out More
EWEB, McKenzie Watershed Council and the Willamette National Forest are collaboratively working on the project, which involves relocating a portion of 115 kV transmission line.Find Out More
Eugene Water & Electric Board is exploring the impacts of widespread electrification on our community.Find Out More
Customers with past-due balances will have a final opportunity to apply for assistance before normal collection processes resume August 10.Find Out More
EWEB is asking customers to enroll in the recovery and crisis assistance programs before service disconnections for nonpayment of bills resume on August 10.Find Out More
Running the air conditioning can cause a blow to the household budget and increase carbon emissions.Find Out More
When deciding on a car purchase, economics are always a big factor. Savvy car buyers will consider more than the sticker price—loan interest rates, miles per gallon, maintenance costs and insurance premiums all impact overall affordability.
Since EV charging is unfamiliar territory for many of us, a little "primer" on electricity and charging costs might be useful.
As an EWEB residential customer, your electric pricing is made up of three charges: basic charge, delivery charge, and energy charge.
Adding the Delivery and Energy charges together gives you the total cost per kWh of 9.148 cents. This price has remained unchanged since 2016. (For reference, the US average is 13.08 cents and Oregon average is 10.98 cents).
To figure out your cost of charging at home, multiply the vehicle's kWh/100 miles figure by EWEB's cost of 9.148 cents. That figure will tell you the cost per 100 miles. For example, the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range with 26 kWh/100 miles would cost $2.38 to drive 100 miles. You can find the fuel efficiency for all EV models at fueleconomy.gov.
Another method that is slightly more complex, but more familiar to the average driver, is to calculate cost per e-gallon.
The U.S. Department of Energy created the eGallon to help consumers better understand the cost of driving an EV. According to the DOE, the eGallon represents the cost of fueling a vehicle with electricity compared to a similar vehicle that runs on gasoline. For example, if gasoline costs $3.60 a gallon and the eGallon price is $1.20, that means that for $1.20 worth of electricity you can drive the same distance as you would for $3.60 worth of gasoline.
Based on EWEB's residential electricity prices and an average gasoline fuel economy of 25 MPG, here are the eGallon prices for a few popular 2019 EV models:
For comparison, the Oregon average price of gasoline today is $3.152 according to AAA.
Of course, if you charge at a public charging station, your costs will be slightly different, but regardless of where you charge, you are certain to pay less to "fuel" an EV than a gas-powered vehicle.
The relative stability of electricity rates compared to gasoline is an added benefit. EWEB residential electricity prices, for example, have remained unchanged four out of the past five years and will again remain flat in 2020.
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