What does it cost to charge with Elton?

One of the most frequently asked questions among electric vehicle (EV) owners is, "What will it cost to charge my car away from home?" While it's widely known that charging an EV is generally cheaper than refueling with fossil fuels, understanding how to make informed choices regarding charging prices can still be a challenge. In this article, we will provide you with some valuable tips to simplify the charging process on the road.

Understanding Charging Costs

To make informed decisions about charging your EV, it's essential to understand the factors that affect charging costs. Here are some key considerations:

  1. Charging Rates: Different charging stations and operators offer varying rates, which can depend on factors such as location, charging speed, and time of use.

  2. Membership and Subscription Plans: Certain charging networks provide membership or subscription plans that grant users access to discounted rates and additional perks. However, these options often come with the requirement of using specific chips, cards, or apps tied to a particular Charge Point Operator (CPO), car manufacturer og membership organisation. While these plans may offer discounts, they can limit your flexibility to charge with multiple operators along your journey.

Tips for Effective Charging

Plan Ahead: Before embarking on a journey, map out your charging needs along the route. Identify charging stations, their availability, and the estimated charging time required. This proactive approach will help you avoid range anxiety and make efficient charging decisions.

Did you know that Elton also provides a smart route planner in the app?

Time of use: Contrary to common belief, charging operators typically do not implement time-dependent pricing or vary their rates based on the time of day. However, you can still benefit from off-peak hours when the charging demand is lower. During these periods, you'll likely find more available chargers at your favorite stations. While electricity prices at home may fluctuate throughout the day, charging on the road operates differently. To make the most informed choices, it's essential to have a comprehensive overview of the charging options along your planned travel route.

Explore Destinations: Many hotels, restaurants, and shopping centers offer EV charging stations as an amenity. Plan your trips around locations that provide destination charging, allowing you to top up your vehicle's battery while enjoying different activities.

Utilize Apps and Tools: Use smartphone apps or online tools that provide real-time information on charging stations, their availability, and pricing. These resources can help you find the most affordable and accessible charging options on your route.

So, how much does it cost to charge with Elton?

As mentioned earlier, the prices set by Charging Point Operators (CPOs) do not fluctuate as frequently as many people assume. Another common misconception is that using apps like ours will significantly increase the charging costs. Let us dispel this myth entirely with a few examples.

On Nov 13th, 2023, we compared the prices offered by Elton at some of our largest CPO's chargers compared their own app:

(The prices listed are not up to date with current prices, but we still have the same price as the operator itself. Check out the stations in our app to see up to date prices.)

Circle K

Fast charging:

Price Circle K app: 6,49 kr/kWh

Price with Elton: 6,49 kr/kWh

Ultra-rapid charging:
Price Circle K app: 7,89 kr/kWh

Price with Elton: 7,89 kr/kWh


Fast charging:

Price Recharge app: 5,49 kr/kWh
Price with Elton: 5,49 kr/kWh

Ultra-rapid charging:
Price Recharge app: 5,99 kr/kWh
Price with Elton: 5,99 kr/kWh


Rapid charging: N/A

Ultra-rapid charging:

Price Ionity app: 6,99 kr/kWh

Price with Elton: 6,99 kr/kWh


Rapid charging:

Price Kople app: 5,89 kr/kWh

Price with Elton: 5,89 kr/kWh

Ultra-rapid charging:

Price Kople app: 5,89 kr/kWh

Price with Elton: 5,89 kr/kWh

* Price examples are from south of Norway (power zone 1, 2 and 5.)

Hassle-free charging

Charging your EV along the road doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. By understanding charging costs and following our tips for effective charging, you can make smart choices that save you both time and money. With the Elton app's wide network coverage, transparent pricing, and seamless payment system, you can enjoy a hassle-free charging experience. Start maximizing the convenience and affordability of charging your EV today.

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