How much will you pay to charge your electric car? 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 Pod Point 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. Some networks may also offer subscriptions which may lower the cost per kWh.
Shell Recharge Ultra-Rapid 175kW
Shell Recharge Rapid 50kW
MFG EV Power
MER Ultra Rapid 75kW
Gridserve High Power 350kW
Raw Charging 300kW
Gridserve Medium Power 60kW
Gridserve Electric Forecourt 350kW
Pod Point (non Tesco)
Raw Charging 150kW
Pod Point Lidl 50kW
Pod Point Tesco 50kW
The UK average cost of using a rapid charger is 56p per kWh
To ‘fill’ (0-100%) a 58kWh Volkswagen ID.3 on a cheap rate (7.5p Octopus Go) tariff, it will cost £4.35. To fully charge at a DC rapid charge point, the average cost is £32.48.
For a driver doing 10k miles a year with a range of 210 miles per charge (real world figure), this works out at 48 full charges a year (2,784kWh).
48 charges at 7.5p per kWh = £208.80
48 charges at 56p per kWh = £1,559.04
(all figures correct as of 26 Sept 2022)