Public EV charging

How often do electric cars need charging?

The average range of an electric vehicle is around 100-150 miles, although both the Renault Zoe and the Tesla Model 3 have a range of over 200 miles. The range can be affected by the style of driving and extreme weather.

Where can I charge my electric car?

The easiest way is to plug it in at home. Read about that on the ‘Home EV Charging‘ tab.

At the time of writing, there are well over 10,000 public charging points in the UK, and counting. Unless you are in a very remote area, chances are you will have access to one. You can find charging maps online.

How much does it cost to use public charging points?

Charging points (usually found at motorway service stations) are either free or run by public charging networks, who normally charge a small monthly subscription fee for unlimited charging. Others are pay as you go through mobile apps. The cost of this is generally around £1-1.50 p/h.

Some charge quicker than others, and rapid charging points are slightly more expensive. These typically cost £6.50-7.50 for a 30 minute charge.