Rapid charger pricewatch: how much will you pay to top up?

Mike Askew

17.9.2022

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.

Osprey


100

Tesla non-owner


77

IONITY


69

Tesla owner


67

Instavolt


66

Shell Recharge Ultra-Rapid 175kW


65

bp pulse


65

ChargePlace Scotland


60

Tesla Public


61

Shell Recharge Rapid 50kW


59

GeniePoint


57

Swarco EConnect


57

MFG EV Power


55

MER Ultra Rapid 75kW


55

Fastned


54

Gridserve High Power 350kW


50

Raw Charging 300kW


50

MER 50kW


49

Gridserve Medium Power 60kW


48

ESB


45

Gridserve Electric Forecourt 350kW


45

Pod Point (non Tesco)


45

Raw Charging 150kW


45

EB Charging


44

Pod Point Lidl 50kW


40

Pod Point Tesco 50kW


28


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)

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