The cost to charge an EV depends on your location and vehicle.
Earlier this year, Autotrader calculated how much it costs to drive 100 kilometres in a compact car (Hyundai Kona EV, which uses 17.4 kWh to drive 100km), an SUV (Ford Mustang Mach-E), and hybrid and PHEVs (Toyota RAV 4 Hybrid and RAV 4 Prime).
The cost analysis found that 100 kilometres of range cost $2.44 for the Kona Electric, $3.24 for the Mustang Mach-E, and $5.17 for the RAV4 Prime (based on the national average cost for charging an EV at home). All figures were significantly less than their gas counterparts — nearly five times less in the case of the battery-electric vehicles.
If you’re charging a more fleet-forward vehicle such as a Ford E-Transit van, which has a 68 kWh battery pack and targeted range of 203 kilometres, “filling up” from empty at a busy depot in Ontario will cost less than $10. To get a picture of how much it costs to charge your fleet and your savings over time, use our fuel cost calculator which integrates provincial gas prices and electricity rates.
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