How much does it cost to charge an electric car?
June 14, 2021
How much does it cost to charge an electric car?

The charging costs continue to be one of the main doubts in the world of electric mobility. How much does it cost to charge an electric car? Is it cheaper than filling up a conventional vehicle with a combustion engine?

Where can you charge an electric car? 

Before considering the actual costs, it is important to know where you can do so. Charging an electric car has its cost influenced by two factors: the charging location and the battery power.

You can charge an electric vehicle in two places: at home or in a public place. At home, vehicles can be charged by plugging it into a normal socket, or via a wallbox, know how

In a public space, vehicles can be charged at one of several charging stations run by the public company responsible for the electric mobility network, MOBI.E.

Charging the electric car at home

The cost of charging at home depends on the contract with the energy supplier. Supposing the kWh cost is 0.16 cents per kWh and you want to charge a Renault Zoe with a 52 kWh battery. In order to fully charge the battery of this electric car, you would spend around 8.32 euros, which allows you an autonomy of approximately 320 km.

Charging the electric car in a public place

In order to charge an electric car on the Mobi.e network, it is necessary to sign a contract with one of the Electricity Suppliers for Electric Mobility (CEME), so that you can use the charging points of that same CEME.

The contract will define the amount of energy used to charge your car, which may be a cost for each KWh of energy consumed or a fixed monthly price. You will then receive a card that gives you access to the network stations.

In addition to the agreed cost per kWh, at a public charging station you need to consider the station operator’s rate and taxes and fees.

Practical example:

For this example we will assume that the contracted CEME is our partner and the station is operated by CARGGA in Braga. 

Thus, we can consider the cost per kWh to be 0.15 cent, an operator rate of 0.05 cent/min and finally 0.001 €/kWh for the IEC (Excise Duty on Electric Energy) and charging VAT.

You can sign up for a CEME card with CARGGA, contact us for more information!