In Denmark Clever Offers Unlimited Plan For Home & Public Charging For At A Fixed Price

BEVs available nationwide

JAN 5 2017 BY MARK KANE 11

Denmark is one of a few countries with a nationwide charging network installed by Clever.

Over 900 charging points are installed in Denmark (and also partially in Sweden and Germany), which is encouraging electric car makers to combine EV sales with charging access to its stations.

CLEVER DC fast charger

CLEVER DC fast charger

The Kia Soul EV, for example, is available with the option of an Unlimited charging package with a home charging station, and unlimited use of home and public charging (both quick and slow).

The fixed cost of this service is 599 Danish kroner (about $90) a month.

Similar offers are tied to other models like the BMW i3.

“The new concept  was first launched on 30th May 2016. Now three car brands in Denmark offer unlimited power for their electric vehicles at a fixed price. EV drivers no longer need to worry about installation, electrical panel setup, or whether to charge mostly at home or on public Fast Charging Stations. Clever Unlimited is all inclusive, unlimited freedom and unlimited mileage for EV drivers.”

Casper Kirketerp-Møller, CEO Clever said:

“Our is a brand new and attractive mindset about mobility, where everything is included at a fixed monthly fee. There’s not much to worry about – you just drive! KIA has several interesting and affordable electric models on the way to the Danish market, and therefore we are pleased that KIA in Denmark have chosen CLEVER as charging partner.”

Source: Plugin magazine

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11 Comments on "In Denmark Clever Offers Unlimited Plan For Home & Public Charging For At A Fixed Price"

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90$ per month ! It’s a lot.
90$=~80€, in France with that money you can bye more than 750kWh. That give us more than 5,000km per month with a Renault Zoé.
It’s more fair to ask 200 kroner for 250kWh. For a year you have 3,000kWh and you can drive 20,000km.
In France people drive ~15,000km per year, I don’t know for Denmark, but I think it’s about the same. But I don’t think that the average is not 60,000km a year.

There is a lot of taxes on electricity in Denmark the price of 599 DKK corresponds to about 250 kWh of home charging.
Typical price at home, 2.3 DKK/kWh
Price on a public Clever charger, 5.5 DKK/kWh

35, and 85 cents/ kwh , respectively.

I wonder if the typical Dane complains about the rates he pays or the taxes on things.

(I probably shouldn’t tell you that my marginal cost for Methane, – what we call “Natural Gas” is $0,0123 (under 1 1/4 cents ) per kwh by heat content, and that is including delivery to my house, and all taxes and fees.). What I mean by ‘marginal’ is any additional amounts of heating fuel beyond what I would normally use – there is a fairly steep ‘fixed cost’ to the service which primarily ‘hurts’ in the summertime when I need little heat.

Thats why almost everything at my house that requires any amount of heat at all, even difficult to supply appliances like the hot tub, run on methane.

Combining home charging to the plan is a huge plus, but what’s to stop people from plugging in public needlessly? For example, they can plug in even if the car already has 90% charge and severely tapered while they go off shopping, just because they want to get 100% even if they don’t need it. It’s almost as bad as free charging.

Hopefully, Danes are more courteous than some Leaf drivers in SoCal. It only takes few to spoil it for everyone.

People spend way less than that even with an ICE car..Their price is Insane !

80% of the price are taxes !

Taxes on cars are 270%

Wow! That’s huge. I’m aware that there is more taxe than in France. But not that much.

$90 gets you 40 gallons in the US, perhaps 25 gallons in the EU. At 35 mpg, that is 1400 miles in the US, and almost 1000 miles in the EU (ok 1600 km). That doesn’t sound too outrageous. Yes, that $90 gets me nearly 900 KWh which would result in ~3000 miles. For me, that is 3x more than I’d drive.

Hm, atm I’ll pay for 20 gallons a month 80€. That gives me about 1200km range.
80€ worth of electricity would give me about 2100km range. So perhaps i would use this range or I’ll pay the same then with my ICE…
Still not uninteresting.

I have the subscription at EON (Clever competitor), and I pay 579kr ($82) per month for the same thing. ‘Free’ charging at home + public infrastructure. It’s a very good price, considering my monthly usage (SuC not included) is around 600-700kWh.

Why should the reward of ones efforts to be green by driving less and consuming less be having to pay for another’s high consumption? Pay for what you use.