Planning Your Electric Getaway
With many EVs now boasting ranges of more than 200 miles per charge, it’s easier than ever before to go on a road trip.
The only complication is that for all but the shortest road trips you’ll have to charge your vehicle. Calculating the cost of that can be tricky. There are multiple types of charger, multiple charging networks (some of which are proprietary), and the costs of electricity vary a lot from state to state.
In general, it will cost between $10 and $30 to charge your EV while on the road, depending on what level charger you are using.
That makes the cost of an EV road trip comparable with that of the same journey in a regular (i.e., gas-powered) car. There are, however, plenty of factors that can complicate this apparently simple math.
How to Charge an EV on a Road Trip
Most sources agree that the average cost of charging an EV at a commercial charger, from almost empty to almost full, is between $10 and $30. However, this headline figure can hide a lot of complexity. In other words, there are a number of factors that can affect how much it costs to charge your EV.
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