Electric driving is becoming increasingly popular. This is good for both the environment and your wallet. There are 125,000 electric cars registered in the UK and there are 17,000 public charging points. Once you have an electric car, you want to be able to recharge it anywhere. At home, but also at work. Safe and fast. But what costs do you have to take into account if you want to recharge at home? Greencharging.co.uk takes the guesswork out of the process.
Home charging vs. public charging
The cost to charge an electric car in the UK varies between home, work and public charging.
For a typical electric car with a 60kWh battery and ~200 mile range:
- Charging at home: Costs about £8.60 for a full charge.
- Charging at work: Many employers will install workplace charging points and typically offer free access throughout the day.
- Charging at public locations: Public charging points at supermarkets or car parks are often free to use for the duration of your stay.
- Rapid charging: Rapid charging points are normally found at motorway service stations and typically cost £6.50 for a 30 min, ~100 mile charge.
When you have your own charging station, you only pay the rate of your energy supplier. In the UK this is between £0.12 and £0.14 per kWh. Charging at home is always more economical than charging at a public charging station! Click below to start your journey.Go to the selection tool
Electric driving; A calculation example
A UK motorist drives an average of 672 miles per month. With this average as a starting point, we can calculate how much you save by electrically driving.
For this calculation example, we assume:
- Petrol driving: £0.20/mi
- Electric driving: £0.06/mi
|Per mile||Per month||Per year|
|Petrol driving costs||£0.20||£133.42||£1,601.10|
|Cost of electric driving||£0.058||£39.10||£468.90|
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