The UK Is A Pricey Place To Charge Your EV
by Becky Harrison |
posted 23 April 2021
While we saw car sales slump in 2020, electric cars grew in popularity. Electric sales made up 4.7% of all new private cars licensed in 2020 in the Republic of Ireland, up from just 3% in 2019. Across Europe, it’s a similar story. Electric cars made up 10.5% of new private licensed cars in EU countries in 2020 an increase from just 3% in 2019.
So, while electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular with drivers across the EU, the price we all pay to purchase, run, and get car insurance for them varies drastically depending on where you live. The UK is the 7th most expensive place in Europe to publicly charge your EV. UK consumers pay £9.27 (373%) more per charge than consumers in the Ukraine (the cheapest place to charge in Europe), along with Kosovo and Serbia.
Still, at least it’s cheaper to charge up an EV in the UK than it is in Germany (which, along with Denmark and Belgium, is the priciest place to charge an EV in Europe), with charges costing £4.49 more than in the UK. The average cost to charge an EV in Europe is £8.65 - £3.07 less than in the UK.