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We are giving 5 years FREE servicing on any new vehicle purchased and registered before the end of the year!

To find out more about this special seasonal offer, contact Paul or Maria on 249915


From now until the end of 2018, buy any Hyundai Electric or Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle from Barras Car Centre and receive a charging pod point free of charge.

Most drivers will charge their electric car overnight, waking up to a full battery every morning, and charging your Hyundai at home is the most cost-effective way to charge. Charging your battery to full will cost from approximately £2.14 for the IONIQ plug-in and £2.99 for the KONA EV 39KWh.

🍃 Typical overnight electricity rate of 0.0766 (Lower tariff) per kWh.
🍃 Full charge on the Hyundai electric vehicles will cost from £2.14 (Depending on which model)

For more information on this deal, call Paul or Maria at Barras Car Centre on 01482 249915.


Understanding Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Costs

It’s simple. Think of a battery like a few tank.
– How many litres does it hold?
– How many litres are left in it before you start filling up, or is it completely empty?
– How full do you fill it?
– What’s the fuel price?

So, how much will it cost to charge an Electric Vehicle?
Firstly, how big is the battery? A Hyundai KONA EV has either a 39kWh or 64kWh battery. The Hyundai IONIQ EV is 28kWh and the plug-in hybrid is 8.9kWh.
Secondly is it empty when you charge it: most people won’t run their batteries (or their fuel tanks) to empty.
How full? Most people will charge an EV to 100% but some prefer to charge to say 80% (some manufacturers recommend this approach for battery preservation reasons).
What’s the tariff? The most cost-effective option is to charge on Guernsey Electricity’s Economy 12 tariff low rate which is currently 7.66p/kWh.

How much does it cost to run an EV?
– On average, an EV will do around 4 miles per kWh, this is the equivalent measure to mpg.
– At 7.66p/kWh this equates to 1.9p per mile, internal combustion vehicles are more like 20p per miles.
– Of course, there are other factors to consider like financing, maintenance, insurance, and possibly battery leasing which some manufacturers offer. But the m/kWh vs mpg is the best direct comparator for variable running costs.

How long does it take to charge and Electric Vehicle?
This depends on battery size, and charger power capacity (kW)
– a 7kW charger will charge a battery around two times as fast as a 3kW charger
– In theory a 7kW charger will charge a 21kWh battery in 3 hours, although it’s not quite that exact as it does depend on voltage and other factors.


Paul Guilmoto
Sales Director
Maria Mourant
Sales Administrator

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