Nov 28, 2021 - 02:43 pm

Charging prices rise in the UK over December

From 1 December, new prices are being applied across the BP Pulses’ UK network. The cost per kWh of energy for subscribers has risen from 23p to 32p for the standard public chargers with AC 43kW/DC 50kW and from 29p to 38p for registered users.

The companys’ fastest devices, performing at 150 kW, will now cost 38p per kWh subscribers, 44p for registered users and 50p for pay-as-you-go users, while the slower 7kW units cost from 28p per kWh. Simultaneously, Instavolt has announced a price hike from 40p per kWh to 45p  effective from 1 December.

“We’ve always worked hard to keep the cost of charging as low as possible, and we’ve been cheaper than our competitors for some time,” said network lead Mark Bloxham, adding: “we’re now no longer able to absorb the rising costs.”

autocar.co.uk

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2 Kommentare zu “Charging prices rise in the UK over December

  1. John H

    Hidden costs suddenly rocket. Hardly comforting that an unregulated or taxed market with insufficient or no competition can increase prices by nearly 50%. Does indicate that the move to EV is going to produce a two tier market between the haves (a driveway) and the havenots at the mercy of 50% charge increases. Will the prices drop in the New Year?

  2. William Tahil

    23 p to 32 p, a 40% price increase. Sounds about normal for what goes on in the UK. In time BP, Shell etc will buy all the independent charging companies and it will be back to the cosy oligopoly “business model”. At 40 – 50 p a kWh and 4 miles range per kWh, that puts EV fuel costs on a par with petrol already.

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28.11.2021 14:03