California utility PG&E Corporation has a cost of ownership calculation tool for 52 electric vehicles on the market in California (plug-in hybrids as well as fully electric vehicles).
The 5 year cost of ownership comparison takes into account estimates for upfront price, electricity costs, gasoline costs, maintenance costs, and insurance costs.
One thing missing from the PG&E model is resale value. Since it’s a 5 year cost of ownership model, that doesn’t really matter if you plan to keep the car for longer – say, 10 or so years. However, resale value should be a part of any true total cost of ownership calculation
Read the article at CleanTechnica.