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How much does a charging station cost?

There are a number of factors that affect the cost of a charging station. Fill in our simple form and we will give you an indication of price, or feel free to contact us to request advice without obligation, we’d love to chat to you.
Costs of charging

Cost breakdown

Electric driving is becoming increasingly popular. This is good for both the environment and your wallet. There are 125,000 electric cars registered in the UK and there are 17,000 public charging points. Once you have an electric car, you want to be able to recharge it anywhere. At home, but also at work. Safe and fast. But what costs do you have to take into account if you want to recharge at home? 50five takes the guesswork out of the process.

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The charging station

There are large differences in price between the various different charging stations, with the cheapest starting at £900 all the way up to £5,000 for the highest powered station with integrated smart functions and facial recognition.


The cost of the installation varies, depending on any work that has to be done in the meter cabinet and the distance between the meter cabinet and the charging station itself. This distance determines the amount of excavation work the installer must perform, and how long the cables should be. The price for installation are on average between £500 and £1,200. Our installation packages will give you an indication of what you can expect. At 50five.com you always get a tailor-made offer designed to meet your needs.

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Periodic costs

If you purchase a subscription for your charging station, you will pay a monthly fee. The monthly amount of these subscriptions are usually very low. Sure, your electricity bill will go up, but just imagine not having to visit a fuel station again!

Home charging vs. public charging

The cost to charge an electric car in the UK varies between home, work and public charging.

  • For a typical electric car with a 60kWh battery and ~200 mile range:

  • Charging at home: Costs about £8.60 for a full charge.

  • Charging at work: Many employers will install workplace charging points and typically offer free access throughout the day.

  • Charging at public locations: Public charging points at supermarkets or car parks are often free to use for the duration of your stay.

  • Rapid charging: Rapid charging points are normally found at motorway service stations and typically cost £6.50 for a 30 min, ~100 mile charge.

When you have your own charging station, you only pay the rate of your energy supplier. In the UK this is between £0.12 and £0.14 per kWh. Charging at home is always more economical than charging at a public charging station! Click below to start your journey.

Electric driving; A calculation example

A UK motorist drives an average of 672 miles per month. With this average as a starting point, we can calculate how much you save by electrically driving.

For this calculation example, we assume:

  • Petrol driving: £0.20/mi

  • Electric driving: £0.06/mi

A calculation example