Last updated on October 27, 2023
How much an electric vehicle (EV) costs to charge depends on a range of factors, including where you charge, the type of charging station you use, the price of electricity, and what time you charge.
Still, in 2023 charging an EV is almost always cheaper than filling a car with petrol.
Petrol vs electric cars
|Average yearly spending on:
|£690 - £934*
*These estimated prices are for illustrative purposes only and represent the yearly average spending on either petrol or electricity, based on the latest average electricity prices per kWh available, per country/continent as of the date of writing/updating this article. The actual cost of charging an electric vehicle or refuelling an Internal combustion engine vehicle may vary depending on various factors.
This article takes a closer look at the cost differences (and factors affecting those) between charging an electric car and filling a car with petrol. Read or full article, or jump down with one of the shortcuts below:
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