Updated October, 2019
Below you will find an updated “Cost to Charge” chart with most of the electric vehicles on the road today (USA). Not only does the charts illustrate the cost to charge (per hour), but also how many miles of range can be added (max) per hour of charging 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 $0.1287 per kWh (October 2018), 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 electric 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; it may cost less to charge your vehicle from empty to full if the usable battery percentage is less than the battery size.
The information above relates to home charging using the average US residential electric rate (October, 2018). If you are interested in commercial charging costs (workplace charging, fleet charging, destination charging, or multi-unit dwelling charging), please see the chart below. This chart uses the average US commercial electric rate (October, 2018). Click it to view larger.