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UK in top 10 most expensive countries for home charging EVs

A new study by Uswitch has shown that the UK is in the top 10 most expensive countries for home charging electric vehicles (EV), at an average cost of £310 a year.

The energy comparison service calculated the cost based on a typical EV covering 10,000 miles per year at the UK’s average electricity price per kWh.

It also calculated the cost of charging an EV in different countries around the world, based on the average price and mileage in those territories.

The UK ranked as the 10th most expensive out of 50 countries in the study, with the most expensive country to charge an electric vehicle revealed as Denmark, followed by Germany and Belgium.

France is the only country from the big five European countries not to be featured in the top 10.

Sarah Broomfield, energy expert at Uswitch, said: “The use of electric vehicles has clear environmental benefits but for many consumers, the choice to move to EVs can be hindered by perceptions about how much it will cost to charge.

“This research shows that, while the costs are not insignificant, the UK is in a strong position compared to countries like Denmark where the price of electricity makes the cost of a charge so much higher.

“Of course, as well as the cost savings of rapid charging points, we also encourage consumers to regularly review their own energy tariffs to ensure they’re getting the best deal possible.”

The current advisory fuel rate (AFR) for an alternative fuel vehicle is 4ppm, meaning drivers can claim £400 for every 10,000 business miles covered.

Top 10 most expensive annual EV home charging costs by country:

Country

Annual Charging Cost Per Person

Denmark

£486.59

Germany

£412.87

Belgium

£398.12

Italy

£383.37

Ireland

£383.37

Portugal

£353.88

Spain

£339.14

Austria

£324.39

Japan

£324.39

United Kingdom

£309.65

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