Charging Your Electric Vehicle; Everything You Need To Know

With electric cars becoming more and more in demand, there is a plethora of information that you probably want the answers to, with ‘charging your electric vehicle’ being one of the most popular. In this article, here at Mint EV, we will be uncovering the true cost of charging your electric vehicle along with a number of other charging-related questions.

Is it cheaper charging your electric vehicle at home?

One of the many advantages of going electric is the possible financial savings. In many cases, electricity is less expensive than traditional fuels like petrol or diesel. But the cost of charging your electric vehicle at home or at a public charging station varies depending on when you charge, which charging network you use, the size of the battery, and the amount of energy you use.

Can I charge my electric car at home?

You can use the factory-supplied three-pin plug charger, however, charging times are much longer and manufacturers warn against prolonged use due to the socket’s current consumption. Instead, you should use a wall-mounted charger set-up at your home that can charge up to 7kW, which is more than twice as fast as the three-pin option.

How much will it cost to charge my car at home?

A 60kWh electric car can be fully charged for between £9.00 and £9.90 depending on your electric tariff and will have a range of roughly 200 miles. It costs approximately £9.20 for a full charge at home based on the costs being calculated at 17p/kWh based on a usable battery is ~54kWh (90%). The cost of charging your electric vehicle at home will depend on a number of factors of course but in comparison to the more common fuel types such as petrol or diesel. However, it must be noted that public charge points, whether that be a supermarket or car park, are usually free to use for the duration of your stay.

How long does it take charging your electric vehicle?

How long it takes to charge your electric vehicle is dependent on the battery’s size and the charging station’s pace. With a 7kW charging outlet, a typical electric car (60kWh battery) takes a little under 8 hours to charge from empty to full. However, this charging time would be cut in half if you used a more powerful 14kW charger. There is also the development of rapid charging stations that considerably reduce the charging time. For example, a Mercedes EQA can charge from 10%-80% in just 30 minutes at a 150kW rapid charging station!

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