Electric Car Cost Per Mile [Results For 277 eCars]

See how much it costs per mile to drive 277 electric cars. See the average and lowest cost per mile, along with 6 simple and quick ways to reduce your cost per mile.

Here you’ll find the cost per mile for 277 electric cars.

If you’re looking for the cost per mile of a specific electric car, simply hit Ctrl + F (on Windows/Linux) or Cmd + F (on macOS OSX) to search for a model.

Briefly, the average cost per mile for electric cars is just over 4 cents (USD).

Continue reading to get more results, including the cost per mile results for 277 different electric car models.

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Electric car cost per mile

It costs $0.045 per mile to drive an electric car, on average, based on 277 different models.

The most common cost per mile for an electric car is $0.0388.

It costs from $0.0308 to $0.1132 per mile to drive an electric car.

The electric car that has the cheapest cost per mile, at $0.0308, is the 2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD.

On the opposite side of the table is the 2002 Ford Explorer USPS Electric, which has the highest cost per mile at just over 11 cents per mile.

The cost per mile figures assume a kWh price of $0.13 (this was the average cost per kWh in the US in 2020, the average is a little higher now at $0.15).

The table below lists the cost per mile for 277 different electric car models (arranged by lowest to highest cost per mile).

Electric car modelCost per mile (USD)
2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD$0.0308
2020 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus$0.0312
2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric$0.0324
2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric$0.0324
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric$0.0324
2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD$0.0328
2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus$0.0332
2020 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range$0.0332
2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric$0.0332
2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric$0.0332
2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range$0.0332
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range$0.0336
2020 Tesla Model 3 Long Range$0.0336
2019 Tesla Model 3 Long Range$0.0336
2021 Tesla Model Y Standard Range RWD$0.0340
2017 Tesla Model 3 Long Range$0.0348
2021 Hyundai Kona Electric$0.0352
2017 BMW i3 BEV (60 Amp-hour battery)$0.0352
2014 BMW i3 BEV$0.0352
2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD$0.0352
2015 BMW i3 BEV$0.0352
2016 BMW i3 BEV$0.0352
2018 Tesla Model 3 Mid Range$0.0356
2020 Tesla Model 3 Mid Range$0.0356
2020 Hyundai Kona Electric$0.0356
2019 Tesla Model 3 Mid Range$0.0356
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV$0.0364
2013 Scion iQ EV$0.0364
2020 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD$0.0364
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV$0.0364
2019 Hyundai Kona Electric$0.0364
2020 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD$0.0364
2020 Tesla Model 3 Long Range Performance AWD (18in)$0.0364
2020 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD$0.0364
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV$0.0368
2018 Volkswagen e-Golf$0.0368
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf$0.0368
2016 Chevrolet Spark EV$0.0368
2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV$0.0368
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV$0.0368
2019 Volkswagen e-Golf$0.0368
2015 Chevrolet Spark EV$0.0368
2021 Tesla Model S Long Range$0.0368
2018 BMW i3 (94Ah)$0.0372
2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV$0.0372
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV$0.0372
2017 BMW i3 BEV (94 Amp-hour battery)$0.0376
2013 Nissan Leaf$0.0376
2014 Honda Fit EV$0.0376
2013 Fiat 500e$0.0376
2014 Fiat 500e$0.0376
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD$0.0376
2020 Tesla Model S Long Range Plus$0.0376
2019 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD$0.0376
2013 Honda Fit EV$0.0376
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD Performance$0.0376
2019 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD Performance$0.0376
2020 Tesla Model 3 Long Range Performance AWD (19in)$0.0380
2015 Fiat 500e$0.0380
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf$0.0380
2020 Kia Soul Electric$0.0380
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf$0.0380
2021 Kandi K27$0.0384
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV$0.0384
2018 Honda Clarity EV$0.0384
2019 Honda Clarity EV$0.0384
2015 Nissan Leaf$0.0384
2016 Nissan Leaf (24 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0384
2017 Nissan Leaf$0.0388
2017 Fiat 500e$0.0388
2014 Nissan Leaf$0.0388
2019 BMW i3s$0.0388
2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD$0.0388
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV$0.0388
2017 Honda Clarity EV$0.0388
2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV$0.0388
2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV$0.0388
2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV$0.0388
2020 BMW i3$0.0388
2016 Nissan Leaf (30 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0388
2020 Tesla Model 3 Long Range Performance AWD (20in)$0.0388
2019 BMW i3$0.0388
2020 BMW i3s$0.0388
2021 BMW i3$0.0388
2019 Fiat 500e$0.0388
2018 Fiat 500e$0.0388
2013 Mitsubishi i-MiEV$0.0388
2018 BMW i3s (94Ah)$0.0388
2021 BMW i3s$0.0388
2016 Fiat 500e$0.0388
2021 Kia Niro Electric$0.0392
2019 Kia Niro Electric$0.0392
2018 Nissan Leaf$0.0392
2019 Tesla Model S Long Range$0.0392
2020 Kia Niro Electric$0.0392
2019 Nissan Leaf (40 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0392
2020 Tesla Model S Long Range$0.0392
2020 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD (21in Wheels)$0.0396
2021 Nissan Leaf (40 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0396
2021 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD$0.0396
2021 Tesla Model S Performance (19in Wheels)$0.0396
2020 Nissan Leaf (40 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0396
2020 Tesla Model S Standard Range$0.0400
2019 Tesla Model S Standard Range$0.0400
2022 MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 door$0.0400
2019 Kia Soul Electric$0.0404
2017 smart fortwo electric drive coupe$0.0404
2018 smart fortwo electric drive coupe$0.0404
2018 Kia Soul Electric$0.0404
2019 Nissan Leaf (62 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0404
2019 smart EQ fortwo (coupe)$0.0404
2017 Ford Focus Electric$0.0404
2020 MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 door$0.0408
2021 Nissan Leaf (62 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0408
2015 smart fortwo electric drive coupe$0.0408
2020 Nissan Leaf (62 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0408
2015 smart fortwo electric drive convertible$0.0408
2016 smart fortwo electric drive coupe$0.0408
2018 Ford Focus Electric$0.0408
2021 MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 door$0.0408
2016 smart fortwo electric drive convertible$0.0408
2014 smart fortwo electric drive coupe$0.0416
2017 Tesla Model S AWD – 60D$0.0416
2014 smart fortwo electric drive convertible$0.0416
2016 Kia Soul Electric$0.0416
2016 Tesla Model S AWD – 60D$0.0416
2013 Ford Focus Electric$0.0416
2014 Ford Focus Electric$0.0416
2021 Tesla Model X Long Range Plus$0.0416
2015 Ford Focus Electric$0.0416
2017 Tesla Model S AWD – 90D$0.0416
2012 Ford Focus Electric$0.0416
2015 Kia Soul Electric$0.0416
2017 Kia Soul Electric$0.0416
2013 smart fortwo electric drive coupe$0.0416
2016 Ford Focus Electric$0.0416
2013 smart fortwo electric drive convertible$0.0416
2019 Tesla Model S Performance (19in Wheels)$0.0420
2020 Tesla Model X Long Range Plus$0.0420
2020 Tesla Model S Performance (19in Wheels)$0.0420
2020 Nissan Leaf SV/SL (62 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0420
2021 Nissan Leaf SV/SL (62 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0420
2019 Nissan Leaf SV/SL (62 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0420
2019 Tesla Model S 75D$0.0424
2018 Tesla Model S 75D$0.0424
2017 Tesla Model S AWD – 100D$0.0428
2019 smart EQ fortwo (convertible)$0.0428
2016 Tesla Model S AWD – 75D$0.0428
2017 smart fortwo electric drive convertible$0.0428
2016 Tesla Model S AWD – 70D$0.0428
2011 BMW Active E$0.0428
2016 Tesla Model S AWD – 90D$0.0428
2017 Tesla Model S AWD – 75D$0.0428
2015 Tesla Model S AWD – 70D$0.0428
2018 smart fortwo electric drive convertible$0.0428
2020 Tesla Model X Standard Range$0.0432
2018 Tesla Model S 100D$0.0432
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E RWD California Route 1$0.0432
2019 Tesla Model S 100D$0.0432
2021 Tesla Model S Plaid (21in Wheels)$0.0436
2016 Tesla Model S AWD – 85D$0.0440
2012 Nissan Leaf$0.0440
2017 Tesla Model S (75 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0440
2008 MINI MiniE$0.0440
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E RWD$0.0440
2011 Nissan Leaf$0.0440
2017 Tesla Model S (60 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0440
2016 Tesla Model S (75 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0440
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro$0.0440
2015 Tesla Model S AWD – 90D$0.0440
2016 Tesla Model S (60 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0440
2015 Tesla Model S AWD – 85D$0.0440
2018 Tesla Model S 75kWh$0.0444
2019 Tesla Model S P100D$0.0448
2018 Tesla Model S P100D$0.0448
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E RWD Extended$0.0448
2021 Tesla Model X Performance (20in Wheels)$0.0448
2020 Tesla Model S Performance (21in Wheels)$0.0452
2019 Tesla Model S Performance (21in Wheels)$0.0452
2019 Tesla Model X Long Range$0.0456
2017 Tesla Model S AWD – P100D$0.0456
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S$0.0456
2017 Tesla Model S AWD – P90D$0.0456
2020 Tesla Model X Long Range$0.0456
2015 Tesla Model S (60 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0456
2016 Tesla Model S AWD – P90D$0.0456
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 1st$0.0456
2016 Tesla Model S AWD – P100D$0.0456
2014 Tesla Model S (60 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0456
2013 Tesla Model S (60 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0456
2021 Tesla Model S Performance (21in Wheels)$0.0460
2013 Tesla Model S (40 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0468
2017 Tesla Model X AWD – 60D$0.0468
2016 Tesla Model X AWD – 75D$0.0468
2016 Tesla Model X AWD – 60D$0.0468
2016 Tesla Model S AWD – P85D$0.0468
2017 Tesla Model X AWD – 75D$0.0468
2015 Tesla Model S AWD – P85D$0.0468
2015 Tesla Model S AWD – P90D$0.0468
2019 Tesla Model X 75D$0.0472
2018 Tesla Model X 75D$0.0472
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD$0.0472
2021 Polestar 2$0.0476
2016 Tesla Model X AWD – 90D$0.0480
2017 Tesla Model X AWD – 90D$0.0480
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD Extended$0.0484
2020 Tesla Model X Performance (20in Wheels)$0.0488
2016 Tesla Model S (70 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0492
2015 Tesla Model S (90 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0492
2014 Tesla Model S (85 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0492
2016 Tesla Model X AWD – P90D$0.0492
2016 Tesla Model S (85 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0492
2016 Tesla Model S (90 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0492
2013 Tesla Model S (85 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0492
2012 Tesla Model S$0.0492
2015 Tesla Model S (85 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0492
2017 Tesla Model X AWD – P90D$0.0492
2014 Tesla Model S AWD (85 kW-hr battery pack)$0.0492
2019 Tesla Model X 100D$0.0504
2018 Tesla Model X 100D$0.0504
2017 Tesla Model X AWD – 100D$0.0504
2011 smart fortwo electric drive cabriolet$0.0508
2011 smart fortwo electric drive coupe$0.0508
2016 Tesla Model X AWD – P100D$0.0508
2017 Tesla Model X AWD – P100D$0.0508
2021 Tesla Model X Performance (22in Wheels)$0.0512
2019 Tesla Model X P100D$0.0516
2018 Tesla Model X P100D$0.0516
2000 Nissan Altra EV$0.0520
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive$0.0520
2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive$0.0520
2017 Mercedes-Benz B250e$0.0524
2016 Mercedes-Benz B250e$0.0524
2021 Porsche Taycan Perf Battery$0.0532
2021 Porsche Taycan 4S Perf Battery$0.0552
2020 Tesla Model X Performance (22in Wheels)$0.0556
2021 Volvo XC40 AWD BEV$0.0556
2019 Tesla Model X Performance (22in Wheels)$0.0556
2003 Toyota RAV4 EV$0.0560
2002 Toyota RAV4 EV$0.0560
2021 Porsche Taycan 4S Perf Battery Plus$0.0564
2021 Audi e-tron$0.0564
2021 Audi e-tron Sportback$0.0572
2013 Toyota RAV4 EV$0.0572
2020 Audi e-tron Sportback$0.0572
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV$0.0572
2014 Toyota RAV4 EV$0.0572
2019 Jaguar I-Pace$0.0576
2020 Jaguar I-Pace$0.0576
2021 Jaguar I-Pace EV400$0.0576
2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo$0.0584
2021 Porsche Taycan Perf Battery Plus$0.0584
2001 Nissan Hyper-Mini$0.0584
2019 Audi e-tron$0.0592
2013 CODA Automotive CODA$0.0600
2012 CODA Automotive CODA$0.0600
2020 BYD e6$0.0608
2018 BYD e6$0.0608
2000 Toyota RAV4 EV$0.0612
2001 Toyota RAV4 EV$0.0612
2016 BYD e6$0.0612
2017 BYD e6$0.0612
2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S$0.0624
2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo$0.0632
2020 Porsche Taycan 4S Perf Battery Plus$0.0636
2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S$0.0648
2001 Ford Th!nk$0.0676
2014 BYD e6$0.0704
2012 Azure Dynamics Transit Connect Electric Van$0.0704
2012 BYD e6$0.0704
2013 BYD e6$0.0704
2012 Azure Dynamics Transit Connect Electric Wagon$0.0704
2000 Ford Ranger Pickup 2WD$0.0752
2001 Ford Ranger Pickup 2WD$0.0752
2000 Ford Ranger Pickup 2WD$0.0780
2001 Ford Explorer USPS Electric$0.1132
2002 Ford Explorer USPS Electric$0.1132

Source: EV models and efficiency sourced from fueleconomy.gov.

92% of electric cars have a cost per mile between 3 and 6 cents.

Get more details about the cost of charging an electric car at home, here.

Reduce the cost of running your electric car

You can save around 50% of your charging costs by just charging your EV at night.

That’s if you’re on a relevant night-saver plan. Contact your utility provider to see if you can avail of the potential savings.

Other ways to reduce your electric car’s cost per mile include using automation when charging, driving conservatively and maintaining your car battery.

Learn more – get 6 simple tips to reduce the cost of charging your electric car at home, here.