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

“According to recent reports, about 70% of electric vehicle drivers are solar powered, and for these drivers, almost all of their charging takes place in the middle of the day, which means that their marginal cost of electricity is $0. Others charge overnight during off-peak hours when electricity prices are below C$0.20/kWh.”

Susannah Guthrie has been a journalist since she was 18 and has spent the past two years writing about cars for Drive, CarAdvice, CarSales and as an automotive columnist for several in-flight and hotel magazines. Susannah’s background is news journalism, followed by several years in celebrity journalism, entertainment journalism and fashion magazines and a brief stint hosting a TV show about travel for Channel Ten. She joined Drive in 2020 after spending a year and a half leading online platforms Harper’s BAZAAR and ELLE. Susannah holds a BA in Media and Communications from the University of Melbourne and cut her teeth as an intern at Time Inc in New York. She also took a television presentation course with the National Institute of Dramatic Art. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and one-year-old son who, despite her best efforts, is yet to enjoy a good road trip.

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