If you are thinking of buying a more sustainable car, you may have wondered how much it costs to charge the battery of an electric car and whether it is worth opting for this type of vehicle instead of conventional ones.
Although electric cars have a higher purchase price, their total cost of ownership is cheaper than a gasoline or diesel car. In this article we tell you how much it costs to charge an electric car in Spain and what you should take into account.
Comparison of electric car charging prices vs. fuels
Knowing how much it costs to charge an electric car today is difficult to know for sure, since we cannot establish a fixed price for charging, as it depends on the model of the car or the capacity of the battery.
Generally, the cost of electricity is cheaper if the vehicle is charged at home, especially if it is done in periods of lower electricity consumption, such as night time, although it will depend on the electricity tariff you have contracted.
If you install a WOLTIO electric car charger in your home, its app will allow you to schedule charging at times when electricity costs less, so you can save. In addition, its load balancing will ensure that you do not exceed the contracted power in your home.
If you’re wondering how much it costs to charge an electric car at a gas station, a shopping mall or an electric station, doing so is less cost-effective than at home. All charging stations charge a price per kWh recharged and some include a flat fee for each recharge or a charge per minute of charger occupancy.
In any case, there are public places that give you the option to charge your electric vehicle for free.
According to the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, if we compare the cost of fuels per 100 kilometers, we have the following data:
- Gasoline 95 E5: 10,02 €/100km
- Diesel A: 8.13 €/100km
- Compressed Natural Gas: 6,01 €/100km
- Liquefied petroleum gas: 8.48 €/100km
- Electricity domestic recharge: 2.92 €/100km
- Electricity fast recharge: 6,65 €/100km
As you can see, although energy prices have increased, fuel prices have also risen, so the electric car continues to compensate from an economic point of view compared to a conventional vehicle.
How much does it cost to charge a plug-in hybrid car?
Charging a plug-in hybrid car involves a slightly lower outlay in terms of grid power, as the average charging time for this type of vehicle is between 2 and 4 hours with a home charger.
Although it must be taken into account that this type of car has two engines, and that one of them needs gasoline or diesel to operate, so we must add the cost of conventional refueling to calculate how much we will spend.
Conclusion on how much it costs to charge an electric car
As we have seen above, having a charger at home if you have an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid will help you pay less for charging your car or electric motorcycle. We recommend using public charging points only for long trips or specific needs.
WOLTIO chargers are the solution you need to charge your vehicle at home, as they are compatible with all manufacturers and are designed to offer safe, optimized and hassle-free charging. They are easily configured via Bluetooth with an app and are 100% manufactured in Spain.
They are equipped with an automatic rearming system that guarantees a safe load. In addition, thanks to its load balancing, the surplus power of your home is optimized and you can monitor the entire charging process from your phone.
we understand the importance of having a charging station at home, a company or a community garage and that is why we offer affordable and high quality solutions so that the question “how much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?” is no longer a problem or an enigma. Discover all WOLTIO charger models, as well as charger accessories for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.