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How much does it cost to charge an electric car?

Author: Sam Allibone

Electric Car Charging 

The below table is based on an average electricity price of 14p per kWh. Please note that tariffs during the night are often cheaper than those during the day, and as such it is advisable to charge your electric vehicle overnight.

Make and Model

Battery Size WLTP Real-World Range Cost To Fully Charge Cost Per Mile

Nissan LEAF

40kw 168 £5.60 3.3p

Volkswagen e-Golf

35kw 144 £4.90 3.4p

BMW i3

42kw 160 £5.88 3.6p

Tesla Model S

100kw 335 £14.00 4.1p

Jaguar I-PACE

90kw 292 £12.60 4.3p


For comparison, here are some petrol cars. These are based on an average petrol price of 118.9 pence per litre.

Make and Model

MPG Range Cost To Fill Up From Empty Cost Per Mile

Volkswagen Golf

55.40 609 miles £59.45 9.7p

Kia Sportage

39.80 542 miles £73.72 13.6p

 

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