Generally speaking, the cost of charging an electric car depends on the battery capacity and on whether you charge it at home or in a public parking area (different prices apply).
We estimate that charging an average-sized car at home in order to achieve a range of 100 km costs about €4.00. The cost of driving a gas-fueled car for 100 km is approximately €12.50*.
In addition, some charging service providers offer not only tariffs based on actual consumption per individual charge, but also flat rate packages for charging at public stations, allowing customers to save money.
*Sources: Consumption was calculated based on the figures for a Volkswagen Golf - urban area; fuel prices were calculated based on the average during 2017 (January-May) based on MiSE/DG SAIE data; electricity prices were calculated based on AEEGSI data; in the case of the electric car, calculations were based on a car with a 200 km range and a 30 KWh battery.
How much does it cost to charge an electric car on average?
The costs of charging an electric car depend on factors such as the make and model of the vehicle, the charging adaptor installed, and the cost of electricity in your area. You might also want to find a charging point in your local area that provides free parking or offers discounts to electric car owners.
How much does it cost to charge an electric car per year?
The prices for charging for electric cars are highly variable and they strongly depend on the territory — a behavior similar to that of fuel prices. The price also depends on the charger type and the energy provider. Generally speaking, to charge an electric car at the charging station, the price is approximately €0.45 per kWh up to 22 kW (slow charging) or €0.50 per kWh for higher power (fast charging).