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2019 will see new mid-priced (around £35,000) electric vehicles with increased ranges up to 260 miles per charge. | 2019 will still see prices of used electric vehicles rise around the world due to high demand and low supply. | January 2019 the Low Emissions Zone will be active in Glasgow and will apply to all vehicles by December 2022. / BMW i3 120Ah launch. | March Audi e-tron launch. / Kia e-Niro launch. / Tesla Model Y revealed. | April 2019 the Ultra Low Emission Zone will be active in London and spread to the inner London area bounded by the North and South Circular by October 2021. | June 2019 Tesla Model 3 makes its way to the UK. | July 2019 all UK government-funded charging points must use smart technology allowing remote access by electricity suppliers over the internet. / Mercedes EQC launch. / MG eZS launch. | August 2019 Second generation Renault Zoe launch. | September 2019 Audi e-tron Sportback launch. / Porche Taycan launch. / New version of the Hyundai Ionic launch. | October 2019 Aston Martin Rapide E launch. / Updated Kia Soul launch. / Mini Cooper S E launch. / Polestar 2 launch. | November 2019 DS 2 Crossback E-Tense launch. / Volkswagen ID launch. / Volvo XC40 Electric launch. | December 2019 Audi Q2 e-tron concept revealed. / Honda Urban EV launch. / Nissan Leaf SUV launch. / Peugeot 208 Electric launch. | Spring 2020 Vauxhall e-Corsa launch. / Seat e-Mii launch. / Skoda e-Citgo launch. | Summer 2020 BMW iX3 launch. / Skoda Vision E launch.
Outlook

The QA Handbook has been created to answer common questions people have about electric vehicles.

If you are not able to find an answer, please contact us with your question and we will publish your question and answer within this QA Handbook.

Can I charge at home and do you have a big electricity bill?

Cost

Yes with a three pin socket or installed fast charger.


The cost for charging at home is very economical as shown below.


If your home charger is 7kW and you are charging a 40kWh battery it will take approximately 5.7hrs adding up to 235 miles (assumption of miles after a full charge) costing £5.60 (assumption is your domestic electricity costs are 14.0p/kWh) which equates to 2.4p per mile.


Did you know the average cost per mile for a petrol or diesel car is 12p which means it would cost you £28.20 to travel the same distance!





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