Wednesday, April 17

The cost of charging the battery of the 14 most popular electric cars



The debate on fuel prices is on everyone’s lips and, above all, in the pockets of every Spaniard. Going to refuel gasoline or diesel is an act of gallantry, as well as sadness for the gap it leaves in our checking account. That is why the alternative to that indentation is called 100% electric motor.

If you have the opportunity to purchase an electric vehicle, you should know that the cost of filling your battery will be infinitely lower when doing so with an internal combustion vehicle.

Platitude made an appearance, I know. But it is that the economic cost of an electric vehicle is ridiculous as we are going to show you below (despite the fact that the price of an electric one is higher than an internal combustion one, but it compensates, believe me).

In Spain there are 11,517 public charging points (data from July 2021)although there are also establishments or shopping centers that have their own recharging areas, which, in some cases, are free (see in some Carrefour, Burguer King, Bricomart or in different Spanish airports such as Madrid, Barcelona or Palma de Mallorca) .

There is also the option to buy a charger for car batteries and install it in our home, but there the prices of the device skyrocket. Iberdrola offers them from 592 euros until the €1,082depending on whether it is a single-family home or a community of neighbors.

For your information, we will tell you that the time of a useful battery is around 3,000 chargesaccording to the studies that have been carried out in this regard and that, currently, are those of lithium-ion the ones that the different brands use the most, although you can find others such as Lead-acid (PB-acid), Nickel-cadmium (NiCd) or Lithium Polymer (LiPo), among others.

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Starting from the basis that the price of electricity fluctuates daily (just like fuel) it is much more bearable for our finances, since the average consumption per kilowatt around 0.39 euros. It is, from this figure, with which we are going to make the comparisons.

We must also take into account the capacity of the batteries used by your vehicle, since the variety is wide. We leave you some examples that range from 41.73 euros for the Mercedes EQS to 6.86 for the Smart ForTwo.

Mercedes EQS (107 kWh)

Mercedes Benz bets on a winner with the appearance of the EQS. This model has a 107 kWh battery, which is one of the largest in electric vehicles.

It has a range of 770 km according to the WLTP cycle. Well, charging this battery at a public charging point (remember €0.39 per kilowatt) would cost 41.73 euros.

Tesla Model S (100 kWh)

One of the benchmarks in electric cars is the Tesla Model S. It has a battery that develops 100 kWh.

This Tesla model announces 840 km of autonomy despite having 1,000 horsepower. Charging this battery would be worth 39 euros.

Audi e-tron (95 kWh)

Another of the most powerful proposals on the market is the Audi e-Tron (also available in its quattro version). With its 95 kWh it has a declared autonomy of 374 km.

Audi presents a combined power of 360 hp. If we want to charge this Audi at a public charging point, it would cost us 37.05 euros.

Jaguar I-Pace (90 kWh)

This luxurious SUV has a 90 kWh battery and two permanent magnet synchronous electric motors. Jaguar has manufactured the I-Pace with engines that provide 400 hp. According to the brand itself, it can offer a maximum autonomy of 470 km.

When we go to charge this battery we should pay around 35.1 euros at today’s price.

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Nissan Ariya (87 kWh)

The Nissan Ariya will soon arrive in the Spanish markets. This new SUV from the Japanese firm will carry an 87 kWh battery that will have, according to the firm itself, 500 km of autonomy.

Nissan will present a high-performance version of 394 hp. The cost of filling your battery will be 33.93 euros.

Skoda Enyaq iV 80 (82 kWh)

This Skoda SUV has a gross battery charge of 82 kWh (77 kWh payload) and is equipped with a 204 hp electric motor.

This is the version with the most autonomy, reaching 520 kilometers of autonomy according to the WLTP cycle. At the time of ‘refueling’ this Enyaq we would have to pay a total of 31.98 euros.

BMW iX3 (80 kWh)

This BMW SUV develops a gross capacity of 80 kWh (74 useful, according to the company). With this power it can have a maximum autonomy of 460 km.

The iX3 develops 286 hp. When we go to the recharging point we would have to pay 31.2 euros.

Volkswagen ID.4 (77 kWh)

Volkswagen offers two batteries for the new ID.4. Of 77 and 52 kWh. The first develops a range of 522 kilometers and the second of 340 kilometers.

In this way, if we fill the 77 kWh we would pay 30.03 euros and if it is the 52, 20.28 euros.

Toyota bZ4X (71.4 kWh)

Toyota also adds to the electrification of its vehicles with the bZ4X. It offers a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 71.4 kWh, which certifies a range of 500 kilometers.

It has to move the entire vehicle a power of 150 CV. If you want to fill your battery we should pay 27.84 euros.

Hyundai Kona (64 kWh)

The electric version of the Hyundai Kona is a small SUV, with minor changes compared to the version with a combustion engine.

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The version with the 64 kWh battery has 204 hp of power and a range of a staggering 482 km in the WLTP cycle. Therefore, filling the battery of this Hyundai would cost us 24.96 euros.

Peugeot e-2008 (50 kWh)

This modern and elegant Peugeot SUV offers a 50 kWh battery and develops a maximum of 136 hp.

The French firm figures in 322 kilometers of autonomy that this car has. In this way, when we fill the battery of the e-2008 we will have spent 19.5 euros.

Nissan Leaf (40 kWh)

This small Nissan electric SUV offers two options with its batteries: the 40 kWh one, which has about 270 km of autonomy moving 150 CV; and the 60 kWh, which offers 385 km of autonomy, which produces 218 CV.

The 40 kWh Leaf battery would cost 15.6 euros when we fill it; and the 60 kWh would be 23.4 euros.

Mini Cooper SE (32.6 kWh)

The battery capacity of the electric MINI Cooper SE is 32.6 kWh with a range of 234 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle. It has 184 CV of power.

When this small Mini vehicle passes through the recharging point, it would have to pay 12.71 euros.

Electric Smart ForTwo (17.6 kWh)

The electric Smart ForTwo is an ideal car for everyday use. Since it weighs little, it benefits its consumption and can count on a small battery of 17.6 kWh.

This Smart allows us to travel up to 160 kilometers on a single charge. Its recharge at a public point would cost us 6.86 euros.

This article was originally published on TopGear.

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