Electric vehicle infrastructure company Ecotricity has changed the way it will charge drivers to recharge their EVs.

A year ago, the firm introduced a £6 fee for 30 minutes’ worth of power; previously the network was free to use.

At the time, the firm said it would monitor the use of the network and use that data and customer feedback to produce a “more sophisticated approach to charging”.

From 26 June, the company will charge a £3 connection fee and then 17p per unit of electricity used.

The maximum length of charging sessions has also been increased to 45 minutes “to offer greater flexibility to those customers who need a bit longer to charge up”.

Ecotricity claimed the new charging model “will typically lower charging costs across all makes and models”.