Yes, that would be about right assuming that the battery was almost exhausted (which is rare) and you are on a standard electricity tariff. However, if you were to go for Economy 7 you could charge a completely depleted battery for £4.50 which should take you about 200 miles in normal driving (could be higher or lower depending on driving style and ambient temperature). I can charge my E Golf overnight fully for about £2.70 which will take me an average of 130 miles so much cheaper than equivalent petrol and diesel cars I have had. If you charge at public charge points including rapid chargers it will not cost anything.Based on some very quick maths with not too much man maths applied I reckon I could have a brand new ID3 First Edition for about £100 to £120 a month more than my current daily 2012 Mini Countryman SD is costing me. That could be tempting as that’s a new car with 3 year warranty and first two services included in the pictures price so other than charging costs there isn’t a lot more.
Would I be right in thinking about £8 to charge each time if done at home with a wall box installed?
Changing to E7 was easy, NIE have to swap out the meters regardless of your supplier and there was a bit of a shortage a while ago so they were using pre-used ones! It all happened fairly quickly and you can get some good day-time tariffs on E7 now. I change every year and have been with most suppliers apart from Electric Ireland; with SSE now and daytime rate is 15.46 ppkw and night time rate is 8.48 pence with a standing charge of 8.22 pence.Thanks for that. Are there any downsides to swapping to Economy 7 or any hassle? I have been meaning to look into my car Electric supplier as I’m just on a standard Power Ni tariff.
I reckon a charge a week would cover a fair bit of my driving which is it’s 200 mile range that would be over 10k per year. The same 10k miles at 40mpg would cost £26 against maybe £8 or £4.50 a charge.