With dramatic increases in wholesale electricity costs, rapid charging prices are rising across the network. For drivers who are unable to take advantage of cheaper domestic energy tariffs, these increases represent serious increases in running costs - at a time when budgets are under unprecedented strain.
Electrifying.com has collated all current DC rapid charging prices and ranked providers from the cheapest to the most expensive. As some charge point providers have different tariffs for different charging speeds and, in some cases, locations, we have itemised these according to speed available.
Some operators, such as PodPoint and Mer, have different pricing according to location. Where possible, we have found the highest charges. Drivers may be able to charge at lower prices on these networks. For example, PodPoint rapid chargers at Tesco locations can be as little as 28p per kWh.
The difference between the highest and lowest prices suggests that drivers who want to manage their budgets should shop around. A 10-80% charge on a car with a 58kWh battery (such as a VW ID.3 or Cupra Born) would cost £28.01 on an IONITY charger and just £11.36 on a PodPoint charger at Tesco or Lidl.
The prices shown shown for all brands show the highest price currently charged for a pay-as-you-go customers. In some cases, having a membership or monthly subscription cost can work out cheaper as these customers will pay less per kWh. The figures also exclude any manufacturer deals such as Hyundai and Kia’s heavily discounted IONITY membership.