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How much does it cost to charge an electric car? How does this compare to petrol?

There are an estimated 400,000 electric cars on the road in the UK and more than 750,000 plug-in hybrids.

Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular as the price of oil remains high and people are looking for better environmental options.

The UK government will provide £ 500 million over the next five years to support the launch of a fast-charging network for electric cars, ensuring that drivers no longer drive 50 miles from the fast charging station.

An estimated 400,000 electric cars and more than 750,000 plug-in hybrids run on British roads.

In April 2022, 12,899 new electric cars were sold – an increase of 40.9 percent compared to April 2021. This gives them a market share of 10.8 percent.

As they grow in popularity, here’s what you need to know about billing costs and how they compare to gasoline.

How much does it cost to charge an electric car?

The price of charging your electric car depends on how and where you charge it. A fully charged household electric car costs around £ 15.10, based on a typical electric car with a 60kWh battery and a range of almost 200 miles, at an average cost of 28p / kWh.

Outside the house are the Pod Point quick chargers 23 p / kWh in Lidl and 24 p / kWh in Tesco, which is about £ 6-7 for a 30-minute charge (about 100 miles away).

The price is probably the same at gas stations.

In most modern networks, you can use a free mobile download application to find payment points.

How does it compare to petrol?

At present, a litre of unleaded petrol costs around £1.73. Super unleaded costs around £1.85, and diesel is £1.83.

These prices are all expected to continue rising.

That means for a small car like a Ford Fiesta, 100 miles of travel costs around £14 – double the price of travelling the same distance in an electric vehicle.

For a larger car like a Land Rover the cost is significantly higher – in excess of £30 for 100 miles of travel.

To find out more about EV charging installations contact us.