Single to double
To promote their 100% electric vehicles, automakers point out the ridiculous cost per kilometer. According to a survey by “Automobile magazine”, the costs / 100 km now vary “from less than 3 euros to only 4.50 euros for the less efficient models. On the other hand, the cost / 100 km of petrol cars varies between € 7.80 and € 11 for the most fuel-efficient. “
A difference of one to two, which should not necessarily change in the coming months, between the subsidies to the fuel pump and the tariff shield that the government intends to maintain in 2023 to curb increases in electricity and gas prices.
Less than ten euros per top-up
In the UK the situation is radically different. Electricity prices have almost tripled in one year and will rise by another 80% next October. The insurance company RAC has therefore calculated that for an electric SUV the price of charging, for British motorists, could range from around 20 euros to almost 40 euros. Despite this increase, the RAC insists it’s still cheaper than a full tank for an equivalent thermal car.
In France, the level of expenditure is much lower for a top-up: up to 7 euros for a Renault Zoé (during EDF rush hours) and a little more for an electric SUV depending on the model. This low cost is explained by the fact that 90% of electric vehicle users connect from home or at their workplace, benefiting from the regulated EDF tariffs contained in the tariff shield system.
Beware of “ultra-fast” terminals.
On motorways or in commercial areas, “ultra-fast” charging stations do not show the same consistency as prices. The operators of these terminals are buyers-resellers of electricity: most have moved away from the regulated tariffs of the EDF to work with alternative suppliers more exposed to the strong fluctuations in the prices of the electricity market. These operators are therefore subject to price changes and pass them on directly to their customers.
This is the case in particular of Allego, which equips the parking lots of the Casino and Carrefour shops. In September, its rates increased by 25%, after a previous update on July 1. A next development could occur later this year. And it is very likely that the other big players like Ionity or Fastned, TotalEnergies will follow suit.