Electric car owners risk being ripped off by roadside chargers that cost up to nine times as much to power up vehicles as those on domestic driveways, The Times has learnt. An investigation into public charging networks across the UK shows that motorists are required to pay an average of almost £10 for 100 miles worth of “fuel”. The study found that one operator, Ionity, charged as much as £23 for the power needed to travel 100 miles. This was nine times the comparable cost of charging a vehicle at home overnight — £2.67 — when the price of electricity is lowest. It was about double the cost of fuel for a similar-sized petrol or diesel car going the same distance.
Times 15th Feb 2020 read more »