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True Cost to Charge an Electric Car
True Cost to Charge an Electric Car

True Cost to Charge an Electric Car

Before you decide to go electrical, you may need to know the cost of driving. For example, how much will you spend to charge your electric car? The price is not always as clear as you think, unlike gas. You might get to the pump and save money. But, where you charge will determine the amount that you will pay.
Charging Your Electric Car at Home
A majority of EV owners view recharging at home to be more practical and cheap. And if you are making use of DC fast charge or the normal AC outlet, you will pay per kWh (kilowatt-hour). As of the end of 2020 in the US, the average electricity price per kWh is 13.23¢ (cents). Your location determines the price that you will pay. For example, it starts from 9.49¢ in Louisiana and 20.52¢ in California.
To get the accurate cost of fully charging an electric car, all you just have to do is to multiply the maximum capacity of the battery with the cost/kWh. Let us take a Audi E-tron that has a battery of 66-kilowatt-hour capacity. The cost to recharge it in the US is about 13.23¢ per kWh, and this means that it will cost $8.73 to fully charge it. So, whatever size of battery you have, you can make the multiplication yourself and get your numbers.
You might have been thinking about how you can figure out the efficiency of an electric car, which is measured traditionally per gallon in miles (miles per gallon). The most effective way of measure the efficiency of an electric vehicle is kWh/100 miles drive. You can use the official tool of the United States Energy Department to check and compare the economy ratings of fuel.
Charging Your Electric Car at Public Charging Stations & Super Chargers
There is no longer the anxiety of range as more stations for charging EV are built all over. Charging at public stations is undoubtedly more expensive than charging at home, but you will get added charging convenience at public stations while you shop, work, or dine. You can make use of a debit or credit card to pay, or the apps provided by the charging network, if available. Manhattan, NY is home to over 50 Electric Car Charging Stations. Click here to find a Electric Car Charging Station in New York City.
In a lot of public stations today, you would be billed according to the time you spend charging your EV. The particular station will be the one to determine the exact price that you would pay. In other stations, they may offer their services to you at a slashed-down rate.
Other Electric Car Charging Costs
You will need to have the appropriate charging equipment if you want to charge your car at home. There is always a Level-1 charger in all the new EVs. You can plug this charger into a normal 110-volt outlet. You should know that you will have limited charging speeds. This can be good if you do not drive long distances. But, if you frequently drive and commute long distances, then you will need to get faster charging tools/equipment.
With a Level-2 charger, your battery can quickly get fully charged, and most EV owners make use of this charger more often. An electrician has to do a special installation of this charger, and this means that you will still pay additional fees.
When is the Best Time to Charge My Electric Vehicle?
Electric usage in the US is usually very low from midnight to around 6 AM. Most people would be asleep by this period. So, it is a good time to recharge your EV since there is just a little load on the electric power grid. By 6 PM, people are already returning from work. This is when they will use their different electrical appliances and turn their lights on. Therefore, the most ideal time to charge your EV is after midnight.
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