Updated January, 2019
Below you will find an updated “Cost to Charge” chart with all the electric vehicles currently on the road. Not only can you see how much it costs to charge each vehicle from empty to full, but the savings vs. the gas comparable as well! Share with friends who don’t drive electric cars yet!
Click to download or print a pdf of this chart: How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?
Calculating the cost to charge your electric car is easy:
1. Find your most recent utility bill to obtain your cost per kWh. The average rate in the U.S. is $0.132 per kWh (September 2017), which is the cost we use in the chart below.*
2. Find your electric vehicle battery capacity using the chart below or the vehicle manufacturers’ website.
3. Multiply the electrical rate from #1 with your battery capacity from #2. This will be an estimate of the cost to fully charge your electric vehicle if it’s completely empty
*Battery sizes were obtained using manufacturer websites. This chart does not take into account the usable battery percentage which means it may cost less to charge your vehicle from empty to full if the usable battery percentage is less than the battery size.