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There is some not-so-good news for electric car lovers and owners in the UK. The cost of charging an electric car using public charge points on a pay-as-you-go basis has risen by 42% in just four months. This is according to the RAC, a British automotive services company.

The latest figures show a driver exclusively using rapid or ultra-rapid public chargers pays around 18p per mile for electricity, compared with roughly 19p per mile for petrol and 21p per mile for diesel.

The rise has been blamed on the soaring wholesale costs of gas and electricity.

The price hike is likely to add to the already low confidence in the feasibility of the electric car, especially in developing countries like Nigeria. Nigeria suffers great bouts of electricity shortages.