‘EV charging at company 80% cheaper than diesel’
Driving electric can be 50 to 80% cheaper than driving on diesel if you can charge at home at night or at the company during the day at a lower tariff. Financial newspaper De Tijd did the calculations but warned that charging is not always that advantageous. If you want to get away quickly, using a fast-charger, it becomes even more expensive than diesel.
Contrary to the prices of fossil fuels, there is no maximum price for electricity at charging stations (yet). Electric car drivers will need to learn to calculate their consumption in kWh instead of liters per 100 km, the newspaper writes in its weekend edition. And the prices can vary a lot.
Charging at discounted price
If you can charge at home, preferably during the night at low tariff, you will pay depending on the region you live in, 3 to 4,5 euros per 100 km range. If you drive a diesel car consuming 6 liters per 100 km, this will cost you 9,54 euros for that same distance. Nearly double.
It becomes even more apparent when you can charge your electric vehicle at the company. More and more companies are installing chargers for their personnel and often they can enjoy discounts from their energy supplier. On average, that means paying 2 euros per 100 km, or 80% less than the diesel price.
It’s not a good idea to depend on public charging stations if you can avoid them. The average price paid is 6,3 euros at normal charging speed, mobility organization VAB tested in 2019. If you are in a hurry and choose a fast-charger, prices rise to 11,7 euros for 100 km. In that case, diesel was the cheaper option.