24 July 2020

EV home-charging costs £310 per year, on average

A new study by uSwitch says the UK’s average electric vehicle (EV) driver spends just £310 per year on electricity to charge it at home.

The energy comparison website calculated the costs based on 10,000 miles per year at the UK’s average electricity price per kWh.

The UK ranked as the 10th most expensive out of 50 countries in the study. The priciest country to charge an electric vehicle was Denmark, followed by Germany and Belgium.

Sarah Broomfield, energy expert at Uswitch, said: ‘The use of electric vehicles has clear environmental benefits, but the choice to move to EVs can be hindered by perceptions about how much it will cost to charge their car.

This research shows that the UK is in a strong position compared to countries like Denmark where the price of electricity makes charging costs so much higher.’