Do you have an electric car or are you considering buying one? Wondering how much it costs to charge it at home? According to a study, it is the cheapest way, even with the rise in the price of electricity.
The electric car is often presented as an ecological and economical solution. But with the new rise in electricity prices, is this still the case? According to a study by terminal manufacturer Qovoltis published this Thursday, the answer is yes, provided you recharge your car at home.
Home charging, still just as interesting
Qovoltis compared the cost of charging at home with that of filling up with gasoline, taking as an example a car that consumes 18 kWh per 100 kmlike the compact SUVs Mercedes EQB or Volvo XC40.
The result is clear: to recover 100 km of autonomy, you have to pay €2.50 in “super off-peak” hours (advantageous pricing but limited to a few hours at night on certain specific contracts) and approximately €3.70 off-peak (more common in consumer subscriptions). If you don’t pay attention to the charging time, it costs €5.30.
These prices are much lower than those for fast charging on the motorway, which costs €10.60 per 100 km, according to Qovoltis calculations. And this, despite the two increases in electricity prices that occurred in August and February 1. A year ago, in February 2023, recharging at home cost 75 cents less during off-peak hours (€2.97 per 100 km).
Average cost of home charging (to summarize):
- Super off-peak hours: €2.50 for 100 km
- Off-peak hours: €3.70 for 100 km
- Peak hours: €5.30 for 100 km
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A saving of €13,000 over 10 years
Charging at home is also cheaper than filling up with gas. According to figures from the Ministry of Ecology, the cost of filling up with unleaded 95 E10 to travel 100 km is €9.80, or three times more than recharging at home.
“ Over the life of the vehicle (for 10 years of ownership), taking the cost of the home terminal and recharges, a motorist will save 13,000 euros », Estimates Ehsan Emami, the founder of Qovoltis.
To further optimize your bill, you must look at your daily mileage and wait to recharge over a somewhat complete cycle, advises Clément Molizon, secretary general of Avere, an association promoting electric cars. He also recommends favor off-peak hours And to look at more dynamic offersif such a subscription corresponds to its use.
A small home terminal can maximize the charge over this period of a few hours in the middle of the night, to recover at least 80% of the charge. As long as you program it via the vehicle control application.
- Charging your electric car at home is almost three times cheaper than filling up with gasoline, according to a study by Qovoltis.
- It’s also cheaper than recharging on the motorway, despite increases in electricity prices.
- To optimize your bill, you must choose your subscription, charging time and home terminal carefully.