Mar 13, 2024 - News

🔋 Here's what it costs to charge electric vehicles in Michigan

Average EV charging station prices, January 2024
Data: Stable Auto; Note: Does not include Tesla charging stations; Map: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

Michigan has lower-than-average prices for charging an electric car at public charging stations.

  • The national average is $0.45 per kWh.
  • Michigan's rate is $0.39 per kWh.

Context: A typical EV with 300 miles of range usually takes about 75-100 kWh to go from empty to full.

The big picture: The cost of charging an electric vehicle widely varies from state to state, writes Axios' Alan Neuhauser, using data gathered by Stable Auto.

  • Charging an electric vehicle costs three times as much in West Virginia as in Nebraska.

Between the lines: The gap in prices suggests that EV charging companies are still figuring out how to price a top-off.

  • Cheap electricity in America's Midwest, for example, may explain the discounts in Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and Kansas, which aren't exactly hotbeds of EV adoption.

What they're saying: "Prices are probably set incorrectly and don't reflect underlying supply-demand," Stable CEO Rohan Puri tells Axios.

  • "There is still a lot of price herding in the industry with players, by and large, setting their prices based on what other nearby chargers have set their prices at."

Go deeper: The average cost to charge an EV in every state

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