## Calculate the Cost to Charge by Capacity

## Estimate Your Driving Costs for Any Distance

As electric vehicles (EVs) become more popular, it’s essential to understand the costs associated with charging and driving them. While EVs offer significant savings on fuel compared to traditional gas-powered vehicles, the exact cost can vary depending on factors such as battery size, driving efficiency, and local electricity rates.

This page provides you with two simple yet powerful tools: one to estimate the cost of charging your electric vehicle and another to calculate how much it costs to drive a set distance. These tools give you a clearer picture of how much you’re spending to power your EV, helping you make informed decisions.

## EV Charging Cost Calculator

Charging an electric vehicle is much more straightforward than fueling a gas car, but the cost can vary depending on the size of the battery and the price you pay for electricity. This calculator allows you to easily determine how much you’ll spend to fully charge your EV.

**How it works:**

The formula to calculate the cost of charging your electric vehicle is quite simple:

*$Charging Cost=Battery Size (in kWh)×Electricity Cost (per kWh)$*

**For example:**

If your EV has a 100 kWh battery (like a Tesla Model S) and your electricity rate is $0.14 per kWh, the calculation would be:

*Charging Cost=100kWh×0.14=$14.00*

That means it will cost **$14.00** to charge your car fully.

**Why use this calculator?**

Whether you’re charging your EV at home, at a public charging station, or comparing costs in different regions, knowing how much you’re spending can help you budget effectively. It’s also useful for comparing electric vehicles if you’re deciding between models with different battery sizes.

## Cost to Drive a Set Distance

That means it will cost **$14.00** to charge your car fully.

**Why use this calculator?**

Whether you’re charging your EV at home, at a public charging station, or comparing costs in different regions, knowing how much you’re spending can help you budget effectively. It’s also useful for comparing electric vehicles if you’re deciding between models with different battery sizes.

*Estimated Cost=(100Distance×Efficiency (kWh/100 miles or km))×Electricity Cos*

**For example:**

If your EV has an efficiency of 20 kWh/100 miles and you plan to drive 15 miles with an electricity cost of $0.14 per kWh, the calculation would be:

*Estimated Cost=(10015×20)×0.14=$0.42*

This means it would cost you $0.42 in electricity to drive 15 miles.

**If your car uses MPGe (Miles Per Gallon Equivalent):**

To calculate the cost for cars rated in MPGe, you need to convert MPGe to kWh per mile. The EPA conversion is:

*1gallon of gas=33.7kWh*

Thus, to convert MPGe to kWh/mile, the formula is:

*kWh/mile=MPGe/33.7*

Once you have the kWh per mile, the formula becomes:

*Estimated Cost=(Distance×kWh/mile)×Electricity Cost*

**For example:**

If your car has an efficiency of 20 MPGe, and you plan to drive 15 miles with an electricity cost of $0.14 per kWh, the calculation would be:

*kWh/mile=2033.7=1.685kWh/mile*

*Estimated Cost=15×1.685×0.14=$3.54*

This means it would cost you **$3.54** in electricity to drive 15 miles.

**Conversion between Miles and Kilometers:**

If you’re working with kilometers instead of miles, you’ll need to convert kilometers to miles:

*1mile=1.60934km*

For example, if you want to calculate the cost for 15 kilometers, you would first convert the distance:

*15km=1.6093415miles≈9.32miles*

You can then use the formulas above to estimate the cost.

## Why Understanding EV Costs Matters

Switching to an electric vehicle is not just about going green—it’s also about saving money. Knowing your EV’s charging and driving costs allows you to plan and budget effectively, making it easier to see the benefits of going electric.

**Benefits of EV Cost Calculation:**

**Compare costs across vehicles**: Different EV models have different efficiencies, and these calculators can help you compare which vehicle will be cheaper to run.**Plan for road trips**: When planning a trip, knowing how much you’ll spend on electricity can help you decide where to charge and what your overall costs will be.**Monitor your home charging costs**: If you’re charging at home, this tool will help you calculate how much your monthly electricity bill is impacted by your EV.**Estimate costs in different regions**: Electricity rates vary significantly across regions. Use these tools to estimate how much your charging costs will be depending on where you live or travel.