How much to charge an electric car?

How much does it cost to charge an electric car?

This was a question Damian Crawshaw and Jonathan Fielding of Accrington based North Lancs Training Group asked us this morning.

You see, we we’re discussing the fast-approaching Government ban on new sales of petrol and diesel cars in 2030.

Particularly how this will affect North Lancs Training Group and their employees, and what they need to understand about home and workplace charging point installations, so they can plan on how to migrate their fleet and business to electric vehicles in the future.

And I can tell you Damian and Jonathan had a whole raft of questions written down, which were all valid and things that all organisations need to understand, so they can plan for the change.

Then Damian hit me with a curve ball, which I’ll admit I should’ve been able to answer immediately.

‘How much does it cost to charge an electric car?’

It took me while to pull the information from my cerebral cortex, as I’m obviously not using this important information as often as I should.

Luckily, Damian had done his homework and the information he’d got together helped jog my long-term memory into action.

Here’s the facts:

Costs for charging at home is around 17p KWh, so fully charging an electric car with a 64KWh battery, will cost you about £10.

As a comparison (using the all-electric 64KHw Hyundai Kona with a range of 260 miles as the example) 260 miles will cost around £40 in the petrol version, saving you circa 75% in fuel costs.

…thank you to Damian Crawshaw for the question.