How much does it cost to charge an electric car in New Zealand?

Hi! I live in New Zealand, and I’m looking into buying a new MG ZS EV. I know I’ll be saving lots of money on gas, but I’d like to know how much it will cost to charge my car. I don’t drive that much, so I’m hoping it works out with my budget. Can you please tell me how much it costs to charge an EV in New Zealand?

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Answer provided by
Tara Malenfa
Answered on May 20, 2022
Awesome choice in an EV! I like your style! I’m also obsessed with New Zealand sauvignon blanc and can’t wait to visit Marlborough one day! With over 30,000 EVs in New Zealand, eco-friendly cars are quickly growing in popularity.
Here’s what we know about how much it costs to charge an electric car in New Zealand:
  • The cost of charging your electric vehicle depends on a couple of different factors, including how much you actually drive your car.
  • Driving around 25-35 km is average for most Kiwis, which will add up to about $3 per 100 km.
  • Expect to pay about $10 per 100km for using a fast charger. Your car should be ready to go in about 20 minutes.
  • Remember that you never want to charge your car 100 percent. Keep your capacity below 80 percent to preserve the lifespan of your battery.
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