Owners and critics alike continue to appreciate the Ford F-150 Lightning, 

and one thing that is constantly brought up is how much less expensive it is to refuel an electric F-150 than a gasoline-powered one.

The cost to charge an electric car can vary significantly based on how, where, and when you charge it, which is something that is rarely stated.

I've had my F-150 Lightning Lariat with the extended range battery pack for seven weeks now, 

and throughout that time I've charged it both at home and on various well-known charging networks.

I thus believed that it would be beneficial to explain the cost of charging the Lightning in various ways, 

according to various rate plans, as well as the cost of charging me at home in New Jersey.

The most convenient and affordable way to charge your electric vehicle is often at home. 

The only exceptions to this rule may be if you reside in a state with extremely high power costs and if your business provides free workplace EV charging for workers.

Although many utilities provide time-of-use (TOU) power plans that give significantly reduced prices during off-peak hours, 

often between midnight and 6:00 am, even if electricity costs are high where you reside. 

To only pay the discounted rate, you may programme your EV to start charging at the start of the TOU plan and stop when it finishes.

Currently, the national average price of power is $0.15 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). 

This is the price I pay in New Jersey, where I live. However, because prices differ significantly from state to state,

I also included North Dakota as the least cost and Hawaii as the most expensive in my comparison.