Price changes to electric vehicle charging in the city

From Monday 20 June the cost of charging an electric vehicle (EV) in Brighton & Hove will be changing.

A rise in the cost of wholesale electricity means that the city’s electric vehicle charging operator, EB Charging, is also having to increase prices.

The increase is in line with other EV charging operators in the UK who are having to make similar changes to their prices.

Details can be found below:

Electric Vehicle charging prices
Charger type Previous cost  New cost
Lamppost charger 26p per kwh 39p per kwh
Fast charger 26p per kwh 39p per kwh
Rapid charger 27p per kwh 44p per kwh

Responding to global energy prices

Global issues impacting on energy prices have meant that bills have increased both in our own homes, but also for suppliers. This includes energy delivered from 100% renewable sources, like that supplied to electric vehicles in the city.

Even though the cost of charging an electric vehicle in the city is having to rise, it remains cheaper than a running a petrol or diesel powered vehicle.

For example, the cost of charging an average electric vehicle will be approximately 7p per mile cheaper than a petrol or diesel vehicle that averages 40 miles to the gallon and 3p/4p per mile cheaper than one that averages 50 miles to the gallon. 

EVs also enjoy lower servicing costs and zero vehicle excise duty.

We also offer 50% discounts to vehicles deemed low emission for a variety of permits, including resident permits. Low emissions is classed as a vehicle that emits less than 120g of CO2 per KM, which will include all pure EV vehicles

More information about electric vehicles and charging in Brighton & Hove.

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