Tesla Raises European Supercharger Rates


The Tesla superchargers.

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Tesla is significantly increasing its supercharger prices across the Europe continent as energy prices are skyrocketing because of the Ukraine war. Recently, Tesla sent an email to warn the Tesla drivers in Europe of the incoming big price increase. This email said that the recent energy price increase was mainly attributable to its motive to raise supercharger rates. The average energy hike across Europe is almost 12 cents per kilowatt hour, and the number is even more in German.

In German, the supercharger price is about 37 cents per kilowatt hour in August 2021. Since May 2022, the price has surprisingly run the gamut from 56 to 58 cents per kilowatt hour. The price, however, is going to climb to somewhere between 69 to 71 cents per kilowatt hour, almost increasing by 90 percent compared with 2021. Tesla superchargers prices vary slightly by location, but almost all remain over the price of 60 cents per kilowatt hour. That means you may need to pay more than 36 euros for charging 60 kilowatt hours.

Meanwhile, for the third-party vehicles, the supercharger price has grown to 80 to 81 cents, a big increase from about 70 to 71 cents. The drivers can also pay as much as the Tesla owners if they choose to subscribe to a monthly package.

More than Tesla, other charging network builders in Europe are deciding to raise their charges. Allego, which has built an international charging network with already over 28,000 charge points operational throughout the continent, will charge up to 80 cents per kilowatt hour in German down the pike. Shell Recharge, which has installed around 300,000 public charge points in its sprawling network, is also going to join the price increase solutions. Now, drivers in Europe have to prepare more for the approaching price increase trend.

Low operational cost brought by cheap electricity has been one of the most important advantages of electric vehicles compared with vehicles using internal combustion engines. However, both the prices of electricity and gas are soaring because of  restrictions on Russian oils and gas since the inception of the war in Ukraine. In the past, it took about 10 euros to charge your electric car to full. At the present, drivers need over 30 euros to charge 50 kilowatt hours.

Despite the hike, the cost will still be much lower than that of vehicles with internal combustion engines. In fact, if you charge your car with residential charging stations, you can take advantage of the night because the electricity costs you less. The price increase is for superchargers and most people use them not so frequently. There are many residential charging solutions to charge your car at home at lower costs. Our WB20 will be the best choice for you. WB20 CE standard series AC charger is designed to use with an electric vehicle on-board charger. Equipped with a color display and internal metering, it supports floor and wall-mounted installation and allows for plug-and-play charging, card swiping, or app charging. 




Post time: Sep-27-2022

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