How far do you drive each day? Typically, many of the places you go will be close to home: shopping for groceries, going to the gym or meeting friends. Generally, outside of work at least, you won’t be driving very far. And this means you’d normally be able to charge your daily range while you sleep – and via a typical household socket.

60 kilometres with one overnight charge.

Try to think of an electric car battery like a smartphone battery, only significantly larger. You can charge your XXL car battery in the same way you charge your phone: by plugging it in. The only downside: because it’s so large, the battery takes a much longer time to fully charge. Typically, an overnight charge from a household socket won’t fully charge your battery, but it will get you a driving range of 24 to 64 kilometres – depending on the size of the battery.

Charge up to Three Times Faster.

Luckily there is a faster way to charge your electric car and that’s by installing a wallbox in your home. This equipment makes it possible to charge your vehicle up to three times faster than a regular household socket. 


Your Ampera-e charging station can be ordered and installed by our partner "The Mobility House".

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Let’s Talk Cost.


The cost of energy consumption is a question you’re likely to ask when deciding if an electric car is right for you. To help you get started, if a car has an internal combustion engine, fuel consumption is measured in liters per 100 kilometres. To compare, a fully electric vehicle is measured in kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 kilometres.


Here’s a simple rule of thumb to help you calculate approximate costs and all you need to know is: 


1. How much does electricity cost per kilowatt/hour?

2. How much energy do you consume while driving? 


Here is a simplified way to calculate:


Electricity costs: € 0.29 per kWh (Source:

Energy consumption: 14.5 kWh / 100 km (Ampera-e)


Multiply the electricity costs with by the energy consumption and you get the price for charging a 100-kilometre range.


Cost for charging 100 km: € 4.21


For the sake of comparison, the current fuel cost per 100 km is € 7.39 for petrol and € 5.23 for diesel1.


Please note: These are simplified sample calculations with average values. Your final costs will be affected by factors such as driving style, weather conditions, route profile, charging type and your chosen car model.


Tip: You can save more money by using a smart wallbox. This is an intelligent charging station that charges your electric car when power costs less. You can get information about this from your energy supplier. In addition, a smart wallbox can be integrated with your home network or even linked to your solar panels to reduce costs further. Electricity from solar panels has the ability to generate up to 12.21 cents per kilowatt hour2. You can also use an intelligent charging station to get live updates on the operating status via your smartphone.

Wake up and get ready to go.

Now you know the ways to recharge your car while you sleep – and how to calculate costs. Pretty easy, right? You can charge your daily-use kilometres overnight via a typical household socket – or go further by installing a wallbox. 


1Current petrol / diesel price: € 1,32 / € 1,09 (average prices Berlin 30.06.2017, source: Spritpreismonitor Average consumption of gasoline / diesel (100 km): 5.6 / 4.8 liters (average consumption of new car registrations in 2016, source: Statista


2Feed-in tariff, as of July 2017, source: Rechnerphotovoltaik

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The days when electric cars were just for short trips are over:


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