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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About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on Amazon.co.uk and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse.
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  1. adguru101 says:

    Aha, this confirms my suspicions! Alisa

  2. adguru101 says:

    A great argument for classic cars, indeed!

  3. Les says:

    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!

      • Les says:

        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.

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