- Jun 9, 2022
SourceThe average cost of charging an electric car on the high-speed public network has risen by as much as 3p per mile since last year.
Surging energy prices have resulted in increases across both regular and rapid/ultra-rapid EV chargers.
The research showed that it now costs an average of 48p per kWh to charge at a rapid/ultra-rapid device, compared to just 35p per kWh in December 2021.
Similarly, the cost per kWh at regular devices has increased from 24p to 33p in the same period.
Why does this keep happening? They want people to drive EVs but the cost of public charging is going up more and more. Some people don't have the option to charge at home (lack of space or they are renters) or they just can't afford to get a home charger installed. What are they meant to do?
It is really making me mad when I read stuff like this. I have a friend who switched to an EV a few years ago and has been saving but since the costs keep going up, he is saying the savings are not amounting to much when all is said and done.