How To Calculate the Cost of Charging an Electric Car at Home

Most EV owners tend to charge their car overnight because you can get a cheaper energy tariff and you can allow it to charge for hours, ready for use when you wake up in the morning. This is not only convenient but can help save you money in the long term as well.

But what sort of prices can you expect to pay when charging your EV at home? Using our home charging calculator, you can work out roughly how long it will take to charge your EV and the cost involved. This is achieved based on your battery capacity, the power output of the charger and the cost of electricity. 

The tool is easy to use and to give you an example we have filled some information out below:

  • Make and Model – Chevrolet Bolt
  • Battery Capacity – 65kWh
  • Charger Power – 7kW
  • Electricity Rate – 34p


Charging Time = 9.29 hours

Cost = £22.10

For more information on the chargers themselves, you can see this page which has a list of the best home EV charger UK reviews and take a look at their pros and cons and how they compare against eachother. 

You can also try our other calculator tool, just head back to the main charging tools page and have a look.

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Nick is the proud owner of a MG ZS EV and is an EV fanatic. He has been featured in notable publications like USA Today and The Times for his expertise in the field.