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Here's How Much You Should Expect To Pay To Charge An Electric Car
The cost of charging an electric vehicle (EV) varies based on the charger type and location. At commercial stations, the average cost to fully charge an EV ranges from $10 to $30.
At home, charging costs about 13.73 cents per kilowatt-hour, which amounts to roughly $34 to $46 monthly for 1000 miles, assuming an EV efficiency of 4 miles per kilowatt-hour.
Vehicle efficiency impacts the cost of charging. For instance, the Tesla Model Y and Audi E-Tron Quattro have different efficiencies, affecting the cost to cover the same distance.
Charger type further affects these costs. Level one chargers, compatible with standard 120V home outlets, are the slowest and cheapest, providing up to 5 miles of range per hour.
For faster home charging, upgrading to a 240V level two charger is an option, which can deliver up to 80 miles of range per hour and fully charge an EV battery in four to 10 hours.
Level Three or DC Fast Charging is the quickest option, offering up to
20 miles per minute.
However, it is only available at commercial stations due to the high installation costs.