The true cost of Electric Vehicle Charging
As of todays date the cost of diesel per litre is on average 128.8p, with petrol 126p per litre. The average tank size of a medium is around 55 litres making a full tank of diesel as much as £70. This is based on a Medium sized vehicle, of course if your vehicle falls into the larger/ commercial category the cost can be very high.
If we compare this to the cost of fully charging up an Electric Vehicle with a 60kWh battery ~200 mile range, the cost is significantly lower. The average cost to charge up your vehicle at home is around £8.40 per full charge. With more and more employers adopting workplace charger units and in turn offering free access throughout the day it makes this proposition more and more attractive. Public locations offering free charge stations include supermarkets and car parks. Rapid Charge points are found at many motorway service stations and typically cost around £6.50 per 30 minutes equating to a 100 mile charge.
The main sticking point hindering the purchase of Electric vehicles tends to focus on the initial cost of the vehicle, however this initial cost is weighed up by the lack of costs all albeit the cost of replacing tyres. Plug-in vehicle grants of up to £2,500 for cars, are available to all consumers buying a pure electric vehicle in the UK, this cost is included in the vehicle price and is offered to vehicle dealerships and manufacturers. In addition to this, driving a low-emission vehicle can dramatically reduce the amount of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), commonly known as the road tax, you pay- Zero-emission vehicles are completely exempt. Taking into consideration London’s Congestion charge of £15 and the introduction of Bath clean air zone purchasing an Electric Vehicle can dramatically save costs.
Car dealerships are also offering incentives for EV charger units, for example at present Mercedes Benz are offering a The Free Wall-box or 2 years’ free membership to BP Pulse for any new Hybrid Plug-in or EQC Mercedes-Benz car ordered and registered between 1st January 2021 – 31st March 2021, subject to terms and conditions.
The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provides grant funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle charge points at domestic properties across the UK- subject to Terms and Conditions. APT Group Services Ltd are an official OLEV Supplier of EV Charger units for the Home and workplace, Authorised agents for both Garo and My Energi.