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The Cost of Charging an Electric Vehicle

You've just purchased an EV because of the fantastically low cost of charging. In this article, we're going to discuss factors that impact how much it costs to charge your EV.

Charging at Home
Around 90% EV owners charge their car at home according to the joint government and industry initiative Go Ultra Low.
Charging your car at home is cheaper than public charging, but electricity bills can still increase significantly. You can save money by switching electricity supplier or choosing a specialist EV energy tariff, which typically have lower costs during the night as that is when there is less strain on the national grid.
Here is the simple equation which determines how much it will cost you to charge your electric vehicle:
Here's an example: 
You own a Nissan Leaf e+ with a battery size of 62kWh and you're on an EV energy tariff which allows you to charge your car during off-peak hours from 10.33p per kWh:
62 x 10.33 = 640.46p/£6.40 
Charging on the Go

Public Charging


The UK has several networks of public chargers owned by different companies, meaning that the price of using public charging points is not the same all across the board.


We would recommend that you use a subscription service if you're making long journeys regularly. 


Rapid Charging


Rapid chargers are usually found at motorway service stations for a quick top-up. This comes at an average price of £6.50 which will take 30 minutes for a 100-mile charge. 

Charging at Work

Workplaces are now implementing workplace charging points for their employees and will let them use them for free while they're at work.