Britons without a driveway or garage can expect EV charging costs to be almost £1000 a year higher
RAC, 11 May 2022
Drivers face paying nearly £1,000 more a year to charge an electric car (EV) on the public network compared to doing so at home, according to a new study.
The study, by electric car website Electrifying.com, found that UK motorists who are reliant on public infrastructure to charge their vehicles will be paying around £91.75 a month, compared to those who have off-street parking who pay around £13.75 over the same time period.
This means that the average UK EV driver would pay around £78 a month more than those who have access to a charger at home – a total of £936 extra a year – and highlights some of the cost challenges facing those who rely on charging at public charge points.
Drivers with access to their own charge point at home can also take advantage of cheaper overnight tariffs, saving themselves money on every charge.