I have been quite busy at the moment, so forgive me for just using an article from another site which I just copied but I thought it was quite interesting to say the least.
The price of charging an electric car using a public rapid charger is now more expensive than filling up with diesel according to data gathered by Parkers. The soaring price of wholesale gas and electricity has forced up the cost of charging a typical electric car, with £10 of charge taking you less far than the same amount of diesel.
This rise in EV charging begins to bite just as petrol and diesel prices are finally beginning to fall. Despite the spiralling costs of public charging, the long-term consideration of an electric car is still very much on many drivers’ minds.
The RAC says that the average price per kilowatt hour (kWh) of a UK rapid charger is 63.29p, but it can cost a lot more. Osprey announced in August 2022 prices on its rapid chargers to £1 per kilowatt hour. Tesla charges an average of 77p/kWh for non-Tesla drivers (according to Zap-Map), and the second largest rapid network, Gridserve, charges 66p/kWh.
Refilling petrol vs public charging prices
The gap between petrol, diesel and electric is closing. Using Parkers’ own Miles Per Pound data gathered from official WLTP testing we can directly compare how much it costs to fuel your car – by saying how far your money will take you when using public chargers at the RAC’s average cost. Putting £10 in your tank is now working out cheaper than £10’s worth of plugging in at a typical fast or rapid charger.
- Audi Q5 (2.0 TFSI petrol) vs E-Tron
Petrol takes you 46 miles for £10, whereas electric on a public charger takes you 35 miles
- BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe (420d) vs i4
Diesel takes you 73 miles for £10, whereas electric on a public charger takes you 44 miles
- Citroen C4 (110hp diesel) vs e-C4
Diesel takes you 84 miles for £10, whereas electric on a public charger takes you 59 miles
- Mercedes-Benz GLA (2.0 petrol) vs EQA
Petrol takes you 43 miles for £10, whereas electric on a public charger takes you 52 miles
- Peugeot 208 (110hp diesel) vs e-208
Diesel takes you 89 miles for £10, whereas electric on a public charger takes you 56 miles
- Vauxhall Mokka (110hp diesel) vs Vauxhall Mokka-e
Diesel takes you 80 miles for £10, whereas electric on a public charger takes you 50 miles
Lord only knows how much it will cost to run one of these ludicrous machines when the Government put the 40% tax on the electricity as they will surely do if they loose it from all the petrol and diesel fuel.
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Aha, this confirms my suspicions! Alisa
Apparently the most pollution a car produces is when it’s made after that it tails off, so my 1947 Bentley must be one of the greenest cars driving about!
A great argument for classic cars, indeed!
It certainly is!
There is just no way I would buy a electric car! Not a chance.
I’m sure it’s going to end up being a bigger farce than the diesel nonsense, with many people working on synthetic petrol I think I have enough cars to see me out!
I have read & heard some bad things about those electric cars. I’m never going to spend money like that at all. Not worth it!
They are ridiculously expensive, I think that’s why everyone leases them as they can’t afford to buy one. I did see the cost of a fairly basic Tesla and I seem to remember it worked out at £43,000 over 4 years and then at the end you still don’t own the damn thing and by then it will probably need a new battery pack at God knows how many thousands.