The cost of charging an electric car in the UK varies, depending on the type of car and whether you're charging at home, at work or on the road.
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According to the Electric Vehicle Database, the average usable battery size is 61.7kWh, so we'll use that figure for the example.
Charging at home:
For the average electric car, it'll cost you around £10.49 for a full charge at home.
To work this out, you'll need the usable battery size, as well as your home electricity rate. Prices vary around the country, so we've used 17p/kWh for this example.
Multiply the usable battery size (61.7kWh) by the pence per kWh rate (£0.17) to get your cost to charge:
£61.7 X 0.17 = £10.49.
Charging at rapid chargers:
For the average electric car, it'll cost you around £30 for a full charge on the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway.
Prices vary depending on the provider you use, with most charging between 39-59p/kWh.
The GRIDSERVE Electric Highway is separated into two types of charging locations, Electric Hubs and Electric Forecourts®.
At GRIDSERVE Electric Forecourts®, the charging cost is from 39p/kWh.
At Electric Hub locations, the charging cost is dependent on the rate of charge;
- Standalone AC Chargers - 39p/kWh
- Medium Power Chargers - 48p/kWh
- High Power Chargers - 50p/kWh