We calculated the monthly cost of charging from home or work, which is the most economical way to charge electric vehicles. Accordingly, the monthly energy cost of an electric car traveling 2,000 km per month is only 756 TL when charged from home, while it is 1,096 TL when charged from the workplace. The average cost of the charging station to be installed at home or workplace is 17 thousand 500 TL.
According to the news of Taylan Özgür Dil from Hürriyet newspaper; The number of electric vehicles on Turkish roads is increasing day by day. The two-fold increase in fuel prices in the last year brings consumers closer to electric vehicles. So much so that while 2,846 100% electric vehicles were sold in Turkey last year, the number of electric vehicles sold only in the January-March period of 2022 was recorded as 1,073. On the other hand, the number of charging stations established by private companies is increasing day by day on city and intercity road routes.
While there are currently 4,000 charging stations in Turkey, 1,500 of these stations are for private use, that is, stations set up by consumers for their homes or workplaces. Especially in the last few months, there has been great interest from consumers in charging stations installed in homes and businesses. Because at the moment the only way to move a car at the most affordable price is to charge it from home. An average electric vehicle has a battery capacity of 60 kWh. This means a range of about 350 kilometers.
ORTALAMA 400 KWH
Considering that a car used in the city travels an average of 2 thousand kilometers per month, this means an energy consumption of approximately 400 kWh per month. When home charging is preferred, when the 400 kWh consumption is calculated with current energy prices, a very advantageous price of 756 TL per month emerges from 1.89 TL (pricing over 240 kWh for residential subscribers). The cost of charging the same vehicle from the workplace is from 2.74 TL (for workplaces over 900 kWh pricing) to 1.096 TL. Of course, these prices may vary depending on the amount of energy, time and the tariff used. However, this does not change the fact that the most suitable energy for the electric car is provided by homes and workplaces.
BENZİN 5 KATI PAHALI
When the same conditions are valid for an internal combustion gasoline engine, the monthly operating cost increases 5 times with the effect of increasing fuel prices. For example, the tank of a gasoline car with a 45-liter tank currently costs 915 TL. Considering that the car in question travels an average of 500 kilometers in the city, the monthly fuel expense of the consumer reaches 3 thousand 660 TL. On the other hand, electric vehicle owners also widely use private charging stations located on urban and intercity roads. The filling price from these stations; 2.5 to 3 times more than home use prices due to investment, employee and service costs. Despite this, they are among the most preferred method by electric vehicle users on long journeys, as they offer DC (fast charging) possibility. Experts state that with the increase in electric vehicle charging opportunities in Turkey, drivers will use their own stations at homes and workplaces, and DC stations will be widely used on long trips.
Monthly energy cost of an electric car charged at home
Monthly energy cost of an electric car charged at the workplace
Monthly fuel expense of gasoline car
PRIVATE STATION 17 thousand 500 TL
It is possible to charge electric vehicles by connecting them to a household outlet, but experts do not find this method healthy. So, how much does it cost to set up a charging station suitable for home or workplace use? According to Zorlu Energy Solutions (ZES) officials who answered our questions on the subject, the average station cost for a detached house is $1,000+VAT (17,500 TL) at the moment, and if common use is considered, the average cost of installing 4 stations is $4,000+VAT ( 70 thousand TL). ZES experts state that charging via a socket without device setup can increase the charging time to a full day, and warns against the safety risks that can damage the vehicle and home. For this reason, he underlines that it is risky to charge electric vehicles through sockets for electronic devices of a certain capacity, unless there is a ‘home-specific installation’.
Source: bigpara- GÜNDEM by bigpara.hurriyet.com.tr.
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