After 100,000km, my LEAF still drives like it did when it was new (but not as far on a single charge). I had the tyres replaced, a few air conditioner filters and two brake flushes. I thought the eight capacity bar would go before I could travel 100,000km, but it never did. So the battery capacity fade really does slow as the battery is used.
|100,000km travelled, still 9 bars of capacity|
My electricity price changed twice, once when the carbon tax was introduced and another when it was abolished (tariff 11 pricing). The price never returned to the pre carbon tax price :( I only record the cost per kWh, not the daily connection fee, which also increased.
|kWh / 100km|
|$ AUD / 100km|
After 100,000 km, my LEAF total fuel, tyre and servicing costs were $6,492, less than the cost of petrol for my old 2001 Toyota Corolla $9,000 (7500 litres @ 1.20c / litre). If you add tyres and services for the Corolla, you could add another $2,000. (10 x $150 services and $500 tyres). I stopped recording petrol prices in 2012 when I bought my LEAF. Caltex provide historical pricing until 2015 http://www.caltex.com.au/LatestNews/FuelPricing/Pages/HistoricalPricing.aspx
The other column is car repayments, which I never include in the running costs as I am a private purchaser and will own the car (treat it like an asset). Also insurance costs are not included.
|Expenses to 100,000km|