When buying an electric vehicle, the question of the charging cost is often decisive. Indeed, this is one of the strengths of electricity against combustion. The cost varies mainly according to the place of recharge and it generally ranges from zero to ten euros. We distinguish three main recharging locations: public and free recharging, at home or at the recharging networks managed by operators.

Free 

First of all, you can charge your electric vehicle for free using the charging points located in places open to the public (shopping centers, etc.). You just have to connect to the charging point: you do not need any means of payment.

At your home 

Another means of recharging, recharging at home. Used by nearly 90% of electric vehicle owners, it is the most practical one! Indeed, all you have to do is recharge your vehicle when you come home from work. However, it generates some costs (supplies, installation of a charging point/socket, electricity cost). As a reminder, the charging points can emit different powers, generally ranging from 7 kW to 22 kW. The choice of the power of your charging point depends on your use and expectations.

So when you charge your vehicle at home, the price depends on the contract you have with your electricity supplier. Is it a 16A or 32A contract? Single-phase or three-phase?

Take the example of an owner of a Renault Zoé 22 kW, with a 32A single-phase electricity contract with a power of 7 kW. It will take him a little over three hours to charge his vehicle. Knowing that the EDF base tariff is 0.1467 €/kWh (higher in peak hours and lower in off-peak hours), it will cost him around 3.50 € to recharge his vehicle (from 0 to 100%).

On charging point networks 

Finally, it is possible to recharge your electric vehicle on networks of private or public charging points. To use them, you must pay or have a subscription to these networks allowing you to access them at a reduced rate.

The cost of charging on these networks is still higher than if you charge your EV at home. Nevertheless, it can come in handy on long journeys.

To find the nearest charging station to you, do not hesitate to go to the chargemap site.

One of the key points when deciding to go electric is the cost of recharging. Indeed, this is one of the great advantages over combustion vehicles. To best anticipate this cost, we advise you to take a good look at your electricity contract in relation to your electric vehicle model and especially in relation to your profile: when you are going to charge your car, what is the charging time that best corresponds to your activity , etc. Depending on these different criteria, you will sometimes have to modify your electricity supply, which could generate some costs.

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