Nearly 2,700 Electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints have been added across London, the east and south east in the past twelve months, UK Power Networks (UKPN) has said. As a result, there are now over 9,000 chargepoints in London, the east and south east, with a total of 40% of all chargepoints in Great Britain being connected to UKPN’s local grids. This is almost double the volume of any other network operator.
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One benefit of owning an electric vehicle (EV) is that they are usually cheaper to run. Driving an EV 100 miles will, on average, cost around £4-6, compared with £13-16 in a petrol or diesel car. In 2019 and 2020, the average price per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity in the UK was around 18p. The data for 2021 hasn’t been published yet, but an online quote from one of the UK’s big six energy providers shows an average cost of around 24p per kWh for September 2021. A car with a 50 kWh battery would cost around £9.50 to fill at 2020’s average rate. At the September 2021 rate, that same car will cost around £13 to charge. Public charging rates also vary wildly, and can cost up to 69p per kWh at motorway service stations that offer super-fast charging. At 69p, the full charge will cost £34.50.
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