Rates for charging electric cars

Rates for charging electric cars

Electric mobility is revolutionizing the transport landscape, in fact, over the months many brands on the market introduce fully or partially electrified models which, compared to traditional cars with internal combustion engines, bring some advantages not to be underestimated, both of a technical and technical nature. economic nature.

In essence, electric cars have engines powered by electricity, a factor that allows to reduce noise and carbon dioxide emissions. Instead, as far as the technical aspects are concerned, these particular cars have considerably reduced operating costs, as there are no components subject to wear or maintenance.

Clearly, the transition to electric cars is practically taken for granted, considering the new Directive 2019/944 / EU. A mandatory step that, before carrying it out, you need to know your habits on the road (eg kilometers traveled on average in a month) and the consequent average monthly cost of electricity. In this article, in order to give you an idea of ​​what the flat rates currently on the market may be, we have decided to draw up this buying guide on the major charging services for electric cars.

The best rates for recharging electric cars

A2A Be Charge Decathlon Duferco Energia Enel X HeraComm Esselunga Ionity Iper LIDL


E-moving is the service of A2A group, which aims to recharge any type of electric vehicle. It boasts a huge network of columns, all powered by 100% renewable energy. To locate the recharging points and use the service, you can refer to the A2A E-moving app, available for Android devices, through the Google Play Store, and iOS, through the AppStore. The service includes both a pay-as-you-go rate and the possibility of activating a monthly subscription. Here are the tariffs:

A2A tariffs E-moving E-moving according to consumption Monthly subscriptions from 0.56 € / kWh to 0.79 € / kWh based on the charging speed there is an extra charge per minute ( from 0.09 € / min to 0.18 € / min, depending on the column) if the socket is occupied for a period exceeding 60 minutes 16 € per month: up to 30 kWh / month, 2 bookings per day included, up to 4 utilities included 29 € per month: up to 80 kWh / month, 2 bookings per day included, up to 4 utilities included 60 € per month: up to 180 kWh / month, 2 bookings per day included, up to 4 users including

Be Charge

Be Charge is a fairly young car electricity supplier, yet it operates one of the largest charging networks in Italy, with the possibility of using fast charging up to 150 kW. Be Charge is a company of Plenitude, the new company name of Eni gas and electricity, the historic Italian energy and natural gas supplier.

Recharging through Be Charge points is available both on consumption and through monthly subscriptions. It should be noted that it is also possible to purchase prepaid cards, similar to telephone top-ups but with increased credit (with 50 euros of expenditure, 53 euros of credit are available). All the details are available on the BeCharge app for Android and iOS which also allows you to identify the nearest charging points.

Be Charge rates Be Charge according to consumption Monthly subscriptions from € 0.45 / kWh to 0, 79 € / kWh based on the charging speed (from 22 kW to 150 kW) 20 € per month: up to 50 kWh / month 38 € per month: up to 100 kWh / month 90 € per month: up to 250 kWh / month 175 € per month: up to 500 kWh / month


Even the well-known French sports chain has recently added a series of charging stations for electric cars; a very useful service for owners of battery-powered cars who find themselves visiting and shopping at points of sale throughout the country. At the moment the service is not available in the car parks of all the shops, therefore we recommend checking the official website for availability.

Decathlon rates kWh: Monthly cost: Flat rate Various speeds depending on the point of sale, card required //

Duferco Energia

Duferco Energia is an important point of reference for the electric mobility sector, relying on a recharging network spread throughout the national territory. To access the services offered by the company, you can refer to the D-Mobility app for Android and iOS. With Duferco Energia it is possible to choose between three charging methods: pay-as-you-go, rechargeable or by subscription. Here are the costs:

Duferco Energia Consumption rate Rechargeable rate Monthly subscriptions 0.65 € / kWh up to 50 kW 0.79 € / kWh over 50 kW 65 € for 100 kWh 95 € for 150 kWh 249 € for 400 kWh 129 € per month: up to 200 kWh / month; once the threshold is exceeded, an extra charge of 65 euros is envisaged for an additional 100 kWh

Enel X

Enel X is a company of the Enel Group that represents an important point of reference for electric mobility thanks to its widespread charging network in a widespread manner throughout the national territory. There are JuicePass charging points available to motorists, which can be consulted via the app of the same name. You can choose between a pay-as-you-go or a flat rate. For some recharging points there is an extra charge in case of failure to free the socket at the end of the recharge.

Enel X rates according to consumption Flat from 0.58 € / kWh to 0.79 € / kWh based on at charging speed € 25 per month: up to 70 kWh € 45 per month: up to 145 kWh Enel X also offers OpenCharge solutions. This is a range of offers that guarantees unlimited top-ups at the customer's parking space (through the installation of a wallbox in the Enel X Way catalog and the activation of a dedicated Enel Energia offer). By activating an OpenCharge offer, you can also get free recharges at JuicePass recharging points.

Here are the available options:

Enel X Rates OpenCharge 20 OpenCharge 50 OpenCharge 75 Unlimited recharges via wallbox for car up to with battery up to 20 kWh up to 30 kWh per month charging at a JuicePass point 50 euros per month Unlimited charging via car wallbox with battery between 21 and 50 kWh up to 80 kWh per month charging at a JuicePass 80 point euro per month Unlimited recharges via wallbox for cars with battery between 51 and 75 kWh up to 150 kWh per month recharged at a JuicePass point 120 euro per month


Generic photos HeraComm, electricity supplier for domestic and business customers, it is also present on the market with a network of public recharging points. The service is called HeraRicarica and is accessible through the dedicated app. It should be noted that the service is compatible with the columns managed by Enel X and does not present price differences as regards the charging speed. You can choose between:

Hera Rates Recharge Consumption offer Flat offer 2 euro per month (only in case of recharge) 0.589 € / kWh 20 euro per month 40 kWh included every month 0.589 € / kWh


Esselunga has seen fit to install charging stations for electric cars in some shops. The reason is quite trivial, namely that of allowing all those who own an electric car to recharge it while shopping. To be able to top up, you need to use the RFID card, available in the Customer Service box of the store. As things currently stand, the service is totally free.

Rates Esselunga kWh: Monthly cost: Flat rate Various speeds depending on the point of sale Free for customers


Ionity is a company founded by the biggest giants in the world of cars, namely BMW, Mercedes, Ford and Volkswagen, recently joined by Hyundai and Kia. In Italy, Ionity is still a very small reality, because it has only ten operational stations. However, these columns are a concentrate of technology, in fact they allow cars to be recharged in a very short time, thanks to a power of up to 350 kW. Generally, the price for a recharge is 0.79 euros / kWh, however by exploiting the services of the manufacturers it is possible to obtain a discounted rate.

Ionity Mercedes MeCharge rates 0.29 € / kWh Audi e-tron Charging Service € 0.31 / kWh Porsche Charging Service € 0.33 / kWh Ionity Direct € 0.79 / kWh Ionity Passport € 0.35 / kWh + € 17.99 per month


Iper recently launched an interesting project along the lines of those of Esselunga, which allows interested parties to recharge their electric car during a walk in the store. At the moment there are only 31 charging stations, distributed in the points of sale of: Arese, Grandate, Monza, Portello, Rozzano, Savignano and Varese. There are also distributors at the following IperStation points: Arese, Brembate, Lonato, Montebello, Orio al Serio, Seriate, Cremona, Castelfranco, Verona and Magenta. At the moment there is no flat rate, but only according to consumption, consequently you will only pay what you actually consume in terms of electricity.

Hyper kWh rates: Cost: Consumption rate Various speeds depending on the point of sale / /


Lidl has always promoted sustainable mobility, and for this reason it has started a new project that will lead to the installation of new charging points for electric cars. It is a service made available free of charge to its customers, both day and night. Currently there are several points scattered throughout Northern Italy, but surely the columns will soon be in the South as well.

LIDL rates kWh: Monthly cost: Flat rate Various speeds depending on the point of sale Free

Which type of rate to choose?

After having a look at the major services for recharging electric cars, it is necessary to give you some more information on the terms and costs of the rates. First of all, as happens in the telephony market, there are mainly two recharging methods, namely:

Flat rates Consumption rates The flat rates are those that allow all interested parties to recharge their car by paying a landline monthly / yearly for a certain number of recharges or energy consumed. This formula varies according to the operator, the charging speed and also the type of column. The cost tends to be lower than the other formula but, as specified, you have to take into consideration the specifications of your car and the recharging system.

Consumption rates, on the other hand, as easily understood from the name itself, they allow anyone to recharge their car by actually paying for the amount of energy taken. In this case, however, depending on your use and your car, the cost can be quite variable.

Generally, we recommend subscribing to a flat subscription for convenience, as long as you know your needs. Instead, if you are not yet decided on what to do, we suggest a pay-as-you-go rate, so that you can control costs and act accordingly.

Top-up at the station or from your home?

Is it possible recharge the batteries of your car directly from your home. In order to take full advantage of this solution it is necessary to have a parking space next to a power outlet. Charging times are very long, due to the limitation of domestic meters; however, it is also possible to obtain an increase in the band from 3.5 kWh to 4.5 or 6, with a consequent increase in the electricity bill (especially in fixed costs).

In short , of the simplest and most immediate solution. It also tends to be the cheapest one, but several aspects must be taken into account, such as the overload of your home network when the car is being charged, especially during the day when there are several large appliances in operation.

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