Although fuel card providers are now also entering the market, public charging stations usually ask you to pay with an RFID card or key fob. All charging stations are equipped with a card reader. The charging station can be activated and deactivated with the card or key fob. Unlike an ordinary fuel pump, charging stations usually do not have screens showing the charging station's price. AVERE has mentioned the lack of regulations in this respect. You can (sometimes) see the price in the apps referred to above.
The price of driving an electric car therefore depends to a large extent on where you charge your car.
Electricity does not have a fixed maximum price like fuel at a service station. In the Flemish region, the most expensive electricity is residential (€0.3/kWh). In the Brussels-Capital Region, you pay less because there are proportionally fewer green energy certificates (€0.2/kWh). In the Walloon region, you can charge your car at home for an average of €0.25/kWh. However, consumers with a day and night meter in Flanders can charge their car for just €0.19/kWh. This is less than €4 per 100 km.
The previous Intentions already mentioned the price differences between public charging stations depending on the region and the provider. In the practical tests, the average cost at VAB was €0.35/kWh, while AVERE has reported a price of €0.31/kWh (at the Fluvius charging stations, for example). Quick-charging stations are an exception, because there the price includes the electricity and the expensive installation that allows you to charge five to fifteen times faster. They cost €0.6 to €0.7/kWh, which is roughly the same as the price of fuel at a service station. However, since most drivers can charge their car at home or at the office, they only use the quick-charging stations on long journeys.