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Old 26-08-2019, 12:28   #1
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So how much does it cost to charge an electric car ?

Wife asked me how much does it cost to charge an electric car ?
No idea !
So, lets say car would have a range of 250 miles ( average ? ) and then it would take 8 hours (????) to recharge fully from a household supply.
So it would be the same as what ???
8 hours of a 100w lightbulb or 8 hours of an electric oven equivalent ??

Can anyone give her the answer please.
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Old 26-08-2019, 12:42   #2
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The cost to charge an electric car in the UK varies between home, work and public charging. For a typical electric car with a 60kWh battery and ~200 mile range: Charging at home: Costs about £8.40 for a full charge.

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Old 26-08-2019, 12:51   #3
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quick google says 6 hours @ 16amps, but obviously this varies due to car battery capacity

So 230v x 16a x 6 hours = 22.08KW

Multiply that by your unit price,
for me at night rate 22.08 x 0.12 = £2.65
for me at day rate 22.08 x 0.175 = £3.86

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Old 26-08-2019, 14:43   #4
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For a Tesla model 3 about a tenner. Seemed to have lost the ability to upload images of my search.
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Old 26-08-2019, 15:10   #5
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Since my wife and I worship at the altar of the performance car, I was never interested in this.
Until recently.
Then I caught a glimpse of the Tesla Model 3 Performance.
Promises 300 miles on a full charge, full charge costing less than a tenner.
At average F80M3 consumption rate, that's about 10% what I'm paying at the moment.
Back that up with faster, more easily obtainable 0-60mph acceleration, and a marketing blurb of "out-handling" some other performance cars, that certainly got my own attention.
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Old 26-08-2019, 16:57   #6
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Thanks all, I don't want one but at least can now answer wife's question.
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Old 26-08-2019, 18:35   #7
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Since my wife and I worship at the altar of the performance car, I was never interested in this.
Until recently.
Then I caught a glimpse of the Tesla Model 3 Performance.
Promises 300 miles on a full charge, full charge costing less than a tenner.
At average F80M3 consumption rate, that's about 10% what I'm paying at the moment.
Back that up with faster, more easily obtainable 0-60mph acceleration, and a marketing blurb of "out-handling" some other performance cars, that certainly got my own attention.
Yep, the ludicrous mode makes mincemeat out of a lot more exotic cars. Not sure on handling but then it wasn’t designed to be.
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Old 27-08-2019, 15:39   #8
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Public charging is the hidden killer, can be 40p/kWh or more. You're talking £30 for a full charge on the Model 3.

Those prices make it roughly the same cost to run as your average Diesel.
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Public charging is the hidden killer, can be 40p/kWh or more. You're talking £30 for a full charge on the Model 3.

Those prices make it roughly the same cost to run as your average Diesel.
£25 gets me about 220 miles around the doors in my 530d.
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Chargers I see are a 32amp supply and 7kw on average. So will drag like a shower. Anyone see how fast an old meter turns when you put a shower or electric cooker on?

I wouldn’t say it’s cheap. I can see some serious issues when this all becomes more popular, large parts of the grid are very old and in need of upgrading.
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Public charging is the hidden killer, can be 40p/kWh or more. You're talking £30 for a full charge on the Model 3.

Those prices make it roughly the same cost to run as your average Diesel.
Public charging can also be free - I haven't paid a single penny to charge my I-Miev in the three months I've had it and it usually gets charged once or twice a week.
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at least can now answer wife's question.
"£100 pet, might as well keep the evo."
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Public charging can also be free - I haven't paid a single penny to charge my I-Miev in the three months I've had it and it usually gets charged once or twice a week.
Yea depends where you go, but it's highly unlikely to remain free for very long.

Someone's gotta foot the electric bill right?
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Yea depends where you go, but it's highly unlikely to remain free for very long.

Someone's gotta foot the electric bill right?
Yep the taxpayer. I don't see the free charge points getting scrapped until the uptake of electric cars increases considerably as right now full electric cars and phev's are still a rare sight mainly due to the high initial outlay and fears about battery range/lifespan (some poor sap paid 30k originally for the I-Miev I now own whereas I paid 10% of that).

Charging at home rather than public infrastructure would only cost me around £2 for the I-Miev and it's now limited ~60 mile range, plus there's no road tax or servicing costs so it's an ideal second car. Clearly a lot of these advantages won't transfer to something like the Tesla 3 as due to its high ticket price gets it a 350 road tax bill and the giant battery probably means it eats tyres and handles like crap in the corners.
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I don't see the free charge points getting scrapped until the uptake of electric cars increases considerably
That might depend on sales of PHEV's I believe.
My work has a few spots for electric car charging, all but one are always occupied by some ****ing massive plug-in SUV.

You might end up in a situation where all the free public spots are getting constantly spanked by PHEV users instead of the 100% electric cars.
The more they're used the more it costs, the more likely it is that they stop being free.
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