How much would it cost Santa to charge his EV?

To get across 20 of the most EV friendly countries, Santa would need to charge his EV at least 48,411 times at a cost of £300,000!

With Christmas fast approaching, Car Lease Special Offers have revealed how many charges it would take Santa, if he swapped his reindeers for a popular EV, to travel across 20 of the top EV-friendly countries.

They also compared how many chargers there are per country and the cost Mr Claus would accumulate for these journeys.

Santa’s EV would need 48,411 charges and cost him £339,839

Its key findings revealed that the Netherlands have the most chargers per sq mi, with 449. As well as having 72,000 chargers available across the whole country, which was the third smallest in the ones analysed.


South Korea has the most chargers in the top ten, with an impressive 105,000, that’s 271 per sq mi. Belgium was top of the list, being the smallest country analysed, Santa would only need to charge his EV 44 times, at least there’s over 25,000 ports available.

Although Santa usually delivers all his presents in one night, unless he could find 150kw and 350kw chargers, he wouldn’t be able to deliver his presents in less than a day. In fact, even in the UK and New Zealand on a 7KW charger, it would take 125 and 138 days to cross the whole country.

It would cost Santa over £120,000 to cross the USA

With the price of how much it costs to charge an EV a big talking point, Santa would have to pay a lot of money to cross full countries, however on everyday journeys these costs would be a lot lower.

It would cost Santa £120,309 to cross the full length of the USA, having the 2nd largest surface area. However the USA, was ranked as the sixth cheapest country in terms of cost of electricity.

The country with the lowest cost per KWH was China at 0.065 (£), and highest was Denmark with 0.400 (£). The overall lowest cost per country came from Switzerland and South Korea, both at £670. However the rates in South Korea were lower, and Santa has a bigger surface area to go over.