fjpod, 26cents/kWh is awful as a normal rate! Do you have any time-of-use metering or EV-rate options and are you subject to tiered rates?
BTW, y'all may have noticed that I moved a number of our posts over to here - a little more in line with our discussion
I inquired about that, and I was told No by a ConEdison spokesperson. He said something like, "Why should all the other rate payers subsidize your driving".
The only time of use plan available in NYC is one in which they lower your night rate, BUT, they increase your day rate...so if you cannot shift a significant part of your normal daily usage to nighttime, you can actually pay more. In my analysis, it would have cost me more to go on a time of use plan. What am I gonna do, turn off the heat, A/C and refrigerator in my house during the day?
NYC is not seriously addressing the issue of EV driving. Our previous mayor (Bloomberg) was quoted somewhere as saying that they were not looking to make it less expensive for new EV drivers because afterall, the early adopters can readily afford it. So...no special rates, no public access to EV charging, no tax breaks, etc. All we are getting away with, for the moment, is not paying gasoline taxes...but I guess I am paying a bit more Utility tax.