Cost of charging electric cars up 58% amidst energy crisis
Over the last couple of years – starting even before the pandemic – there has been more focus in shifting countries to embrace electric vehicles in an attempt to mitigate the damage to the climate before it’s too late. But, new data from the RAC points to a concerning trend in the cost of charging electric cars, with charging costs rising over 50% in the past eight months, now costing an average of 70.32p per kilowatt, up from 44.55p this time last year. The rises, driven by further increases in the wholesale cost of electricity, put a further strain on families and individuals during the cost-of-living crisis – pushing many to look for other sustainable travel options.
Swytch Technology, the UK’s leading eBike engineers, have shone a light onto how eBikes and other modes of micro-mobility provide viable alternatives to our traditional four-wheeled commutes.
With proprietary research from Swytch stating that 29% of Brits are now walking or cycling to work to reduce commuting costs. It should come as no surprise that the country is turning to micro-mobility – but cutting costs isn’t the only factor playing into the two-wheeled commute. Around 70%+ of our carbon pollution comes from transportation, the large portion of which is attributed to personal cars and trucks. Yet, infrastructure has to follow suit in order to ensure our roads can accomodate modes of micro-mobility. With cities across the country now introducing bike and scooter-sharing schemes in tandem with some of the largest micro-mobility companies, the shift towards commuting habits is well on it’s way, with commodities such as second cars being pushed aside.