What is your guesstimate for the cost of charging a Bosch Powerpack 500?

My condo wants to charge me for the cost of charging my R&M Homage. I am trying to determine a fair cost. I am charged at the rate of $0:08/kW/h for electricity . What would be the cost to charge a Bosch powerpack 500?

Thanks for your help.
 
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Stefan Mikes

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Europe
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Brwinów (PL)
My condo wants to charge me for the cost of charging my R&M Homage. I am trying to determine a fair cost. I am charged at the rate of $0:08/kW/h for electricity . What would be the cost to charge a Bosch powerpack 500?

Thanks for your help.
If you charged from 0-100%, it is 0.5 kWh. Four cents at theoretical efficiency of 100%, perhaps 5 cents maximum per charge.
 

Mr. Coffee

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USA
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A Demented Corner of the North Cascades
So if you charge every day to 100 percent that would be about $15 per year.

Keep in mind that practical efficiencies aren't 100 percent. It is hard to imagine any scenario where you could use more than $20 or so in electricity each year, though.

If it were me I'd just negotiate a flat annual rate based on the above numbers and make the whole issue go away. It obviously isn't worth much of anybody's time arguing about $20.
 

mschwett

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USA
the efficiency of these things (and the low cost of electricity in north america!) is stunning. people look at a big, sophisticated looking machine like a r+m bike and assume it sucks up a ton of juice… but it’s a rare person who uses a full charge a day. pennies a day!

in 6 months, i’ve ridden my creo almost 3,000 miles and used 4,020wH…. 4.02 kwH. let’s say the charger used 5kwH, that’s a buck at our .21/kwh rate. lol.
 

fooferdoggie

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My condo wants to charge me for the cost of charging my R&M Homage. I am trying to determine a fair cost. I am charged at the rate of $0:08/kW/h for electricity . What would be the cost to charge a Bosch powerpack 500?

Thanks for your help.
they are being stupid. are they goign to charge you for charging your ipad and phone?? almost everything in your place uses more power.
 

Sierratim

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USA
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Nevada City, CA & Paradise Valley, AZ
My condo wants to charge me for the cost of charging my R&M Homage. I am trying to determine a fair cost. I am charged at the rate of $0:08/kW/h for electricity . What would be the cost to charge a Bosch powerpack 500?

Thanks for your help.
$0.08/KwH!? A bargain by California standards where our rates, depending on usage time, Zodiac sign, etc, are up to 400% higher.

I assume you're charging in the condo common area where the HOA pays for the power, rather than using power from your unit or patio? I can see where some owners would be concerned as a portion of their HOA fees pay for power in the common areas. I like the flat rate deal. Keeps it simple. Good luck.
 
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harryS

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Your condo board is probably looking at the costs of charging an EV. Keep life simple and show them the relative difference between you and a Tesla with a 100KWh battery. Your Bosch is .5KWH or 1/200 the size of a Tesla. So if they charge the Tesla guy 10 bucks, they should charge you a nickel.
 

TrailSeeker

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USA
My condo wants to charge me for the cost of charging my R&M Homage. I am trying to determine a fair cost. I am charged at the rate of $0:08/kW/h for electricity . What would be the cost to charge a Bosch powerpack 500?

Thanks for your help.
I'd like to see the surprised looks on their face when you show them all the math and they realize how little it is per year to charge it lol. I'm not trying to be mean, I think it's just such an eye opener for people how efficient these are.
 

6zfshdb

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USA
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Northeast Pennsylvania
Isn't your condo electricity use measured in some way? How much do you pay for your toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator, A/C, etc. The energy used to charge your e-bike falls into nothingness compared to your total household usage.
 

retiredNH

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USA
Your condo board is probably looking at the costs of charging an EV. Keep life simple and show them the relative difference between you and a Tesla with a 100KWh battery. Your Bosch is .5KWH or 1/200 the size of a Tesla. So if they charge the Tesla guy 10 bucks, they should charge you a nickel.
How do you figure 5 KW? What is the battery voltage?