The average Tesla driver spends £47 per month charging their car, or the same as only 36 litres of petrol, according to new data from EEVEE Mobility.
Harnessing data from active users of the EEVEE Driver app in the UK, the company also found that the cost of charging equates to just £0.20 per kilowatt-hour of electricity.
The average distance driven per month by EEVEE users is 707 miles. Based on an average fuel price of £1.30 per litre with fuel economy of 55mpg, the cost of travelling the same distance in a petrol car would be £75, representing a saving of £28 for Tesla drivers.
The EEVEE Driver app allows EV owners to see how much they’re really spending on charging. It’s the only service that connects directly with vehicles to unlock real-time data on consumption, cost and efficiency.
Among EEVEE users who charge their vehicles at home, work or in public, an overwhelming majority of charging (84%) takes place at home (likely reflecting the shift to home working due to COVID), compared to just 6% at work and 10% in public.
By tracking spending at each charging location, EEVEE also makes it easy for company EV drivers to declare charging costs and have them reimbursed.
EEVEE Mobility founder, Steffen Brans, said: “Here at EEVEE, we believe that transparency in charging costs is essential to drive EV adoption. This data begins to paint a picture of the real-world behaviour of EV owners and in doing so highlights one of the key benefits of EV ownership – lower running costs.
“We always knew that it’s cheaper to fill your car up with electricity rather than petrol, but thanks to EEVEE, we now know exactly how much it is costing drivers to charge their EVs. As a Tesla owner myself, these findings are incredibly useful, and I look forward to seeing how the data evolves as cars from different manufacturers become compatible with EEVEE.”