How Much Does it Cost to Charge an Electric Car?
The cost for a full charge is approximately £3.64
Some employers will install EV charging points and provide free access.
These are usually found at supermarkets or car parks and are often free to use during your stay.
Rapid Charging stations?
Rapid charge points are found on motorways up and down the country. These cost on average £6.50 for a 30 min charge.
Cost To Charge At Home
The majority of drivers will plug their vehicles in over night, ensureing that the battery is fully charged every morning. Charging at home is a more convenient, and cost-effective way to ensure your car is fully charged.
On average, the cost for electricity for overnight charging is 13p per kWh
To fully charge a 30Kw Nissan LEAF will cost about £3.64 and give you about 115 miles of range
Check out our home charging guide to see what chargers are available, and the time they could take to charge your car.
Cost To Charge An Electric Car At Work
This can vary depending on the organization you work for. Some may provide free charging for their employees, whereas others may charge set prices for staff.
Some employers may potentially offer free electric vehicle charging as a staff incentive.
Some may choose a tariff that is structured around time used, to encourage sharing of charging stations.
A final concept some employers may adopt is to allow an employee free charging for a certain time frame, and then charge a fee once this time has elapsed. This would be to encourage employees to free up charging spaces for other users.
Cost To Charge An Electrc Vehicle At Public Charging Stations
Charging your electric car when you’re out is a good way to top up your vehicle’s charge. Some locations do actually offer free charging to any customers or visitors.
Public chargepoints can be identified on an app that can be used on your mobile phone. This will allow you to locate chargers on your route, and start your charge
Some slightly older charging points may require an RFID card, which is similar to that of a contactless credit card. These can be ordered online.
For charge points that require the app, if payment is required, you will be able to pay for your charge in the app.
Cost To Charge at a Rapid Charging Station
These tend to be found in motorway service stations and can range in cost. Thes points could be free of charge to use, but at the same time in some instances are the one of the more expensive ways to charge on the market.
Ecotricity has a network of rapid charging points across the country and typically charge around £6.50 for half an hour.
Tesla Motors have their own network of superchargers across the country, which are free to use for owners of Tesla vehicles.