How much to charge an electric car?

There is no one answer that covers this question. It all depends on if you charge your EV at home, work or use a public charging station. We will base our answer on a typical electric car that uses a 60kWh battery, with a range of 200-miles. For the electricity rate, we will use a UK average of 14p per kWh charge to show you what your EV car could cost to charge.
Home Charging: Full charge at home costs £8.40

Work Charging: Full charge can be obtained for free, as many employers will install a workplace charging point.

Rapid Charging Point: normally you wouldn’t use a rapid charging point to charge your battery to full. EV drivers would normally use these charging points on the motorway at the service stations. This is where you’ll place your EV on charge and go grab a coffee or some lunch. An average cost would be £6.50 for 30-minutes that will provide your battery with a 100-mile range.

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Hi - I am the operations director and some say the wisdom officer, mainly due to age I feel, with an extensive background in e-commerce and start-ups. A real Apple fanboy, who required a period of adjustment when we switched to Office365. Used to be a detective and plays the bagpipes, all true. Drives Zoe. EV aspiration: Tesla X