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Electric car rapid charging costs soar, says RAC

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Posted: 27/05/22 - 11:23
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The cost of rapidly charging an electric car has risen sharply as energy costs soar, the RAC has said.

However, electric car charging still remains cheaper than petrol and diesel, the motoring organisation said.

Rises in electricity and gas prices, in part since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, are behind the increased charging costs.

But fuel prices have gone up more quickly as crude oil suppliers struggle to meet demand.

The price of charging an electric car on a pay-as-you-go, non-subscription basis at a publicly accessible rapid charger has increased by 21% over the last nine months, the RAC said.

Even charging at home has been getting more expensive as energy bills spiral upwards.

I Call True: And it is only going to get worse as the price of home electric keeps on going up and up.

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34 days
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With even Tesla admitting that the batteries start to decline after three years the case for electric vehicles is non-existent.
35 days
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None of this even half convinces me its worth going electric yet.
36 days
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Still cheaper than petrol or diesel BUT once you factor in the extra cost of the vehicle up front and that it takes 70k miles before they are 'greener' https://bit.ly/3nMGiKt the case to go electric is still shaky IMO