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Just wondering do Kia have a card that gives preferential rates at public chargers in the UK?
just wondering what other people are paying that use Kia EVs when out and about.

Just asking, as for the next several months I won’t have access from home to a wall charger etc as I will be parked on road.

Also what would the approx cost be to charge from 10 to 80% on a typical battery of 77 kwh
be at the moment?

I know that Mercedes and BMW offer a charge card which gets them lower rates at public chargers in the UK

Any advice appreciated.

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I'm sure I've read that we'll get a discount card on some networks. Obviously though the devil is in the detail so no idea on what charge networks or what the costs would be.

As a rough guide, if we take the battery as 77kWh (and I'll do some rounding here), 10% would be 8kWh and 80% would be 62kWh so you're looking at putting in around 54kWh.

A few prices...
Ionity @ 69p = £37.26
BP Pulse @ 42p = £22.68
Instavolt @ 40p = £21.60
Gridserve @ 24p = £12.96

Obviously those prices are very rough and some networks charge different rates at different places.
 

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I'm sure I've read that we'll get a discount card on some networks. Obviously though the devil is in the detail so no idea on what charge networks or what the costs would be.

As a rough guide, if we take the battery as 77kWh (and I'll do some rounding here), 10% would be 8kWh and 80% would be 62kWh so you're looking at putting in around 54kWh.

A few prices...
Ionity @ 69p = £37.26
BP Pulse @ 42p = £22.68
Instavolt @ 40p = £21.60
Gridserve @ 24p = £12.96

Obviously those prices are very rough and some networks charge different rates at different places.
Great post.
 

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In Denmark you receive 1:12 dkk back on every KwH charged from home, which costs 3.18 dkk Kwh if you just plugged in at home. The charger has its own reading, so the discount is direct and costs 1:06 dkk per KwH.
Public charging is around 3.5-5.5 dkk per KwH at 8.17 dkk to the £. So, 62 KwH charged publicly would be £26.50 and at home where 97% would happen, is £8.
 

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In Denmark you receive 1:12 dkk back on every KwH charged from home, which costs 3.18 dkk Kwh if you just plugged in at home. The charger has its own reading, so the discount is direct and costs 1:06 dkk per KwH.
Public charging is around 3.5-5.5 dkk per KwH at 8.17 dkk to the £. So, 62 KwH charged publicly would be £26.50 and at home where 97% would happen, is £8.
Sounds like a great deal…
 

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In NL, the EV6 comes with a 1 year Ionity Power subscription for free charged at €13/month after the first year): €0.29/kW (instead of €0.79/kW) so worth it if you charge more than 26 kWh per month on ionity.
The Ionity discounted rate is not far from my energy provider current rate
 

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In parts of the US (in Florida) it's pretty bad price wise. I drove 10 miles to the nearest DC Charger (EVGo 50 kW - most are this slow speed) which charges $0.35 per minute. This was a test for my ID.4 and I picked up Chipotle nearby but financially it was awful.

$7.29 (USD) for 15.4 kW and I had to drive 20 miles (back and forth). I netted under 10 kW.

The cost of the public charge per mile (assuming 3.5 miles per kW): 53.9 miles for $7.29 = $0.13 per mile.
Gas here is $2.99/gallon and most cars get at least 20 miles per gallon = $0.14 per mile
At 30 miles per gallon (any sedan or hybrid) = $0.09 per mile.

Electric vehicles with public charging is not cheaper - especially if you have to drive a distance to them and back also.
 
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