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How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?

If you drive an average of 25-30km a day (like most Kiwis), the cost of charging an EV is equivalent to paying 30c per litre for petrol1. You can charge your EV while you sleep for about $3.00 per 100km, depending on the model and your electricity retail plan. A fast charge can cost up to $10 for 100km, and takes about 20 minutes.

1 Source: Meridian Energy Website

Is charging an electric car cheaper than petrol?

Charging an EV costs the equivalent of around $0.30 per litre of petrol – which is where some substantial savings can be made. The Ministry of Transport estimates the average car in New Zealand travels around 11,500 kilometres per year.

How much does it cost to fit an EV charger?

This will vary depending on your electrical infrastructure, location of the charger and the current capacity at your house. A home assessment by our licensed electrician will answer these questions and provide a full quote.

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