Updated October 2016
In the past we’ve shown you how to calculate the cost to charge your electric vehicle from completely empty to completely full. Since then many other electric vehicles have emerged into the market. Below you will find an updated “Cost to Charge” chart with all the electric vehicles currently on the road. Not only see how much it costs to charge each vehicle from empty to full, but view savings vs. gas as well!
Click to download or print a pdf of this chart: How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?
To calculate your cost to charge:
1. Find your most recent utility bill to obtain your cost per kWh. The average rate in the U.S. is $0.1258 per kWh (March 2016), which is the cost we use in this example.*
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.
To determine how long it will take to charge an electric vehicle, please see our blog post: Determining Charging Times
*Battery sizes were obtained using manufacturer websites. This chart does not take into account the usable battery percentage (this means it may cost less to charge your vehicle from empty to full if the usable battery percentage is less than the battery size).