Tesla Increases Supercharging Fees Around the World

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JAN 19 2019 BY MARK KANE 90

Supercharging has gotten more expensive.

Tesla implemented several changes to the Supercharging network in recent months and the latest one is a global price increase, which seems to amount to about one-third (33%).

The increase is combined with the change from state/country pricing structure to individual pricing at each Supercharging station, which would better reflect the actual costs. To know exact costs, users need to check the particular station.

Here is what Tesla said, when asked about the increase in fees:

“We’re adjusting Supercharging pricing to better reflect differences in local electricity costs and site usage. As our fleet grows, we continue to open new Supercharger locations weekly so more drivers can travel long distances at a fraction of the cost of gasoline and with zero emissions. As has always been the case, Supercharging is not meant to be a profit center for Tesla.”

According to Electrek’s research, in New York fees increased from $0.24 per kWh state-wide to $0.32 per kWh at downtown New York City location. In California, price increased from $0.26 per kWh to $0.32-$0.36 per kWh, depending on the station.

In Norway prices went up from 1,40 NOK to about 1,86 NOK per kWh.

Tesla hasn’t sold cars with free unlimited Supercharging for quite some time and decided to end its referral program, which offered temporary free Supercharging.

It means that most of the drivers (besides the lucky early adopters of S/X) will need to pay for Supercharging. The prices in many cases will be comparable or sometimes higher than at a 3rd party charging networks.

General prices from Tesla’s website listed today:

U.S.

  • $0.31 per kWh (per kWh locations)
  • $0.28 per minute above 60 kW and $0.14 per minute at or below 60 kW (per minute locations)

Canada

  • $0.50 per minute above 60 kW and $0.25 per minute at or below 60 kW

Europe

  • Austria – €0.31 per kWh
  • Belgium – €0.32 per kWh
  • Croatia – HRK 1.88 per kWh
  • Czech Republic – 7.02 CZK per kWh
  • Denmark – kr. 3.22 per kWh
  • Finland – €0.27 per kWh
  • France – €0.27 per kWh
  • Germany – €0.46 per minute above 60 kW and €0.23 per minute at or below 60 kW
  • Hungary – 81.38 HUF per kWh
  • Ireland – €0.32 per kWh
  • Italy – €0.33 per kWh
  • Liechtenstein – €0.34 per kWh
  • Luxembourg – €0.28 per kWh
  • Netherlands – €0.28 per kWh
  • Norway – kr. 1.86 per kWh
  • Poland – 1.38 PLN per kWh
  • Slovakia – €0.28 per kWh
  • Slovenia – €0.28 per kWh
  • Spain – €0.32 per kWh
  • Sweden – SEK 2.56 per kWh
  • Switzerland – CHF 0.34 per kWh
  • Great Britain – £0.27 per kWh

Asia-Pacific

  • Australia – $0.47 per kWh
  • China – ¥2.00 per kWh
  • Hong Kong – $3.20 per kWh
  • Japan – ¥44.00 per minute above 60 kW and ¥22.00 per minute at or below 60 kW
  • New Zealand – $0.47 per kWh

Idle Fees By Country

After the charging will be completed, users need to leave the station within 5-minutes or there will be significant idle fee applied:

CountryCurrencyIdle fee (per minute)Idle fee (per minute) when the station is 100% occupied
United StatesUSD$0.50$1.00
CanadaCAD$0.65$1.30
AustriaEUR0.40 €0.80 €
BelgiumEUR0.40 €0.80 €
CroatiaHRKkn 3.10kn 6.20
Czech RepublicCZKkr. 5.45kr. 10.90
DenmarkDKKkr. 3.15kr. 6.30
FinlandEUR€ 0.40€ 0.80
FranceEUR0.40 €0.80 €
GermanyEUR0.40 €0.80 €
IrelandEUR€ 0.40€ 0.80
ItalyEUR€ 0.40€ 0.80
HungaryHUF141.65 Ft283.30 Ft
LiechtensteinCHFCHF 0.50CHF 1.00
LuxembourgEUR0.40 €0.80 €
NetherlandsEUR€ 0.40€ 0.80
NorwayNOKkr. 4.05kr. 8.10
PolandPLN1.80 zł3.60 zł
SlovakiaEUR0.40 €0.80 €
SloveniaEUR€ 0.40€ 0.80
SpainEUR0.40 €0.80 €
SwedenSEK4.40 kr8.80 kr
SwitzerlandCHFCHF 0.50CHF 1.00
UKEUR£ 0.35£ 0.70
AustraliaAUD$0.65$1.30
ChinaCNY¥ 3.20¥ 6.40
Hong KongHKD$3.90$7.80
MacauHKD$3.90$7.80
New ZealandNZD$0.70$1.40
JapanJPY¥ 55.00¥ 110.00

Source: Electrek

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So now you would only use a supercharger when you have to. Higher price than charging from home. Frees up the chargers for people who need them.

To Miggy – I agree. I’m in the early stages of thinking about a BEV, and I’d expect to do most charging at home, but on longer journeys the reliability of being able to recharge, and the speed of doing so is far more important to me than absolute cost. Nobody likes price rises, obviously, but if this is the price to pay for any expansion of the network I feel it’s worth it.

Likewise, in the UK i think a typical cost for home electricity is now around 15p/kWh. (Obviously varies a lot with tariff/supplier etc.) The above talks about 27p/kWh at a SuperCharger, so enough to discourage casual use, but by no means extortionate – and if it improves reliability of finding a charger free……

Not everyone lives in a house or has the option to charge it there.

If you cannot charge at home/work and no other option than supercharging, you shouldn’t be driving EV. It’s costing you time, and no EV is worth wasting your life away.

For the time being, I agree, a small Hybrid is currently the better option for this people.

nope. Look, if you can not charge, then a straight up ICE is your better bet.

Why exactly would a straight up ICE be a better bet than a hybrid if you can’t charge at home or work?

Amen!

You are on an EV site, advocating that a certain class of people shouldn’t be driving an EV. For shame!

Battery prices have been dropping 6-8% per year reliably since Tesla started (as predicted by their CTO Straubel). It is compounding, so at this rate battery range will double within 9 to 13 years for the same price. What that means is that the time will come when the cheapest new car you can buy will be an electric car with at least 200 mile range. It will be the people with extra income who will be buying ICE cars.

So what of someone who lives in an apartment, and wants to buy a car and can only afford an electric with 200 mile range? She could ask the apartment owner to put in chargers and he could ignore her or kick her out as a troublemaker.

Public chargers will become increasingly important. They are cheap to build, though, so there will probably be competition and price pressure. (One can hope, anyway).

Full agree. Just don’t buy a Tesla, there are plenty of other cars on / coming on the market which can be charged on multiple networks. I am sure there will be providers more friendly to your case, because a profit oriented charging provider wants to have as many charge sessions as possible and you are his ideal regular customer! SC is much seen as a service to Tesla customers and geared towards upper middle class people living in a suburban house. Or if you in Europe are China you are lucky, Tesla will uphold local standards and give you the choice.

You do realize that Tesla is chargeable on ALL NETWORKS. YES?
in POF, it is the ONLY car maker that does so.

Please troll elsewhere.

If you can’t charge at home/work, you are killing yourself, contributing to killing other people, and taking away the potential environmental benefits.

Do the math. Even if your time is worth minimum wage, it’d cost you far more than driving gasser by sitting around supercharger. With the savings by driving gasser instead of EV, you can plant trees and other things to offset the pollution much better than wasting money (and life) on EV supercharging alone.

And this is not even counting the time wasted (life lost) by people on long trips waiting around to even plug in due to clogging.

The solution is that there should be a law or rule that says that if you buy an EV and live in an apartment block and the building owners cannot physically install sockets or simple chargers then the city government should offer a parking space to a charger installer of your choice, within 300 m of your door, so they have a place to put the charger. You don’t pay for the charger nor the installation, but you pay for charging.

BoltEV (Spark). With the time you have spent writing on this topic, you could have fully charged your BoltEV battery when doing this from your charging car. Time is relative, as you clearly prove here. So don’t try to talk people out of EV or Hybrid just because they can’t (yet) charge at home.

Apparently, you don’t know the difference between “must do” vs “want to do”. If you enjoy sitting around superchargers, by all means, go ahead and clog them up (and piss off other people). For everyone else, it’s a chore they rather not do if they can help it.

If you’re telling people to get EV and rely on supercharger for all the charging needs, you are the one who’s turning people off EV. They will HATE EV after experiencing how awful it is with only public charging. If you can’t do the math, other people will.

“Battery prices have been dropping 6-8% per year reliably since Tesla started (as predicted by their CTO Straubel). It is compounding, so at this rate battery range will double within 9 to 13 years for the same price.”

If the cost benefits “compounds” then use rule of 72 as a guesstimate. 72 / 6 is 12 years & 72 / 8 is 9 years.

Purpose of post is to help explain where the 9 to 13 years numbers come from.

In case anyone is curious as to where rule of 72 comes from. In math, the ln 2 is about 0.69.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_72

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/NaturalLogarithmof2.html

BoltEV (was SparkEV) said:
“It’s costing you time, and no EV is worth wasting your life away.”

But I heard that when your LEAF EV has free fast charging, you get to meet all sorts of interesting people patiently waiting in line for you to finish charging to 100% charge. 🤣😉

Just kidding. I wholeheartedly agree with you that free charging sucks.

Link: “Not everyone lives in a house or has the option to charge it there.”
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No, but hence the importance of a fair price – not just paying for the electricity at a supercharger, but towards the cost of providing the network. If you charge at home there’s normally an expense in wiring in suitable circuit.

And for anyone with no home charging facilities, then isn’t it even more important to be confident of access to facilities – even if it means paying a bit more?

Not if that means using the Supercharger network for everyday charging. It was never intended for that, and allowing people to do that would hopelessly clog it up, and make it practically useless for everyone.

If you have no place to reliably charge on a L1 or L2 charger, then you shouldn’t be driving a BEV. Superchargers aren’t for daily charging, period.

in fact, you should not be driving a PHEV either.

“Not everyone lives in a house or has the option to charge it there.”

And not everyone’s lifestyle works for driving a BEV, just like not everyone’s lifestyle worked for driving a motorcar circa 1907.

It took us awhile to build roads and parking lots everywhere, and it’s going to take awhile to install L2 chargers everywhere people park overnight.

yes, and it should be required by landlords that if a tenant request a plug and they do not have a 120/240V, they will install a level 2.
That includes apts.

As to current home owners, it should be required that upon a sale, that a 120V if already there, or a level 2 if not, be installed.

True, but at Calif. prices ($.32 to $.36 per kWh) while it is still cheaper per mile to charge a Tesla than to fuel a comperable size BMW, Audi, Mercedes, etc. it now costs more per mile (especially at highway speed driving) than fueling quite a few regular gasoline powered cars. If you don’t believe this do the arithmatic.

I think they should have pay-per-minute with a surge multiplier. If there is queue to the charger it should cost more, making people to juice up only what is needed.

I agree. Per minute pricing seems backwards when lower power (ie, tapered) gets lower pricing. At least adjust the price higher for tapered if the stations is 100% filled.

Per minute pricing will actually help make people move after the charge rate slows down near the end, and hence reduce queuing.

But in winter my charge rates are less than half what they are in summer. So you are saying I should pay 2+ times as much just because it’s cold? Better to pay a premium for fast charging and keep it by the kWh to keep people from using it when it’s not needed.

If your car has tapered (heat, cold, step or whatever Bolt is doing) so much, yes, you should pay more to make room for others who are not so tapered.

If you pay a premium by kWh, you’d be paying 2+ times regardless of temperature or taper. That is even more expensive than billing by time based where you only pay more with slow charge.

I really don’t think some kind of premium pricing that varies as the situation changes will be something that network operators will choose. It needs to be simple, easy to understand and know what a bill will be. That’s my opinion. And I do think Norway has settled on per minute billing for good reasons. Here’s an excerpt from a relevant Charged article, about 3 years old: 6 EV infrastructure lessons we can learn from Norway. Because it’s selling a service, Charge & Drive sets prices per minute and not per kWh. This has the added advantage of incentivizing drivers to use the chargers for only the minimum amount of time needed. “The charging rate gets slower over time, and eventually reaches zero when the EV is fully recharged,” explained Syväri. “So the motivation of the user to free up the charger is slowing over time with per kWh pricing. With minute-based pricing the cost per benefit is growing over time and the user will occupy that charger the absolute minimum amount of time needed. This means the average charging time drops, which increases the availability of the station. And, in fact, that availability is the largest benefit that the… Read more »

Buy an EV that is capable of achieving high charge rates in winter.

Actually, I have been suggesting that the state or federal gov should tax public chargers with .01/kwh during shoulder hours and .02/kwh/peak hours. Make it 0 for off-peak/shoulder times.

Honestly this is a good thing. Obviously, it’s not great if you’re doing a road trip and need to charge up and it’ll cost you more. But weigh that up against not having to wait in line for a stall, and you’d probably agree it’s a good deal. It seems to me that what Tesla is trying to do here is wean people off using Superchargers like they would use a gas station. Most Tesla owners should be doing home charging rather than visiting their local SC every few days. Owners who can make this change will do so prompted by their wallet, and will quickly realise the benefit of it. I know there are people who simply can’t do home charging because they’re in an apartment or only have street parking. They’re likely to be the ones who are hit by this change. It’s not going to be good for them. Their best remedy is to petition their local authorities to install street charging facilities, or the owners of whatever parking lot they use to install chargers there. That’s going to take time, and will require changes in attitudes, so it isn’t going to be much help in the… Read more »

I think the number of people who own a Tesla with nowhere to charge will be a small number. I know I am as aggressive as Tony Seba on this but I believe it won’t be too many more years before a Tesla will be able to navigate in restrictive speed zones to community charging autonomously. I think it will be one of the first areas to be legislated. This will be especially easy if the community charging is inside the condominium or apartment complex. If no one tackles it, expect Tesla to produce a solution just for Tesla owners much like destination chargers.

We don’t use Euros in the UK.

They’re anticipating an EU invasion of the UK while you guys are busy trying to figure out which brexit plan to use! 🙂

Brexit has failed, and sooner or later the UK will go with hat in hand to the EU begging for re-entry. Adopting the Euro will be part of the deal. No more halfway measures! 😉

We have not left yet. We could withdraw our article 50 request and carry on as before.

LOL! Funniest thing I’ve read on this site in a long time, thanks for the laugh CCIE. I immediately pictured the invasion of the UK, with France leading the charge. The French would be carrying swords made of cheese yelling “we surrender!” As they invade. 🙂

Are you making fun of monkeys?

no. frogs.

It will be 1066 all over again.

I’m ok with fair (break even) costs at superchargers for everyone (except my “classic” 2013 Model S ;-). The load charges are likely significant but not very transparent. And fair charges will reduce unnecessary charging that could more economically done at home, freeing up the resource. Also, Tesla can no longer argue that vehicle to grid connections would invite abuse. No one is going bring home a bunch of charge to run their home if the cost is greater to do so.

Wow, wonder what is going to happen to the stupidly inexpensive rates that Musk promised at the Semi Truck charger locations? Kind of like a first year only cable TV contract?

That was my first thought when I read this article, the proposed Semi charging rates quoted by Elon are too low, is going to make it tougher sledding with high initial truck cost too. Going to be pushing out that breakeven point maybe too far.

In the US, I think diesel is going to stay pretty cheap for quite some time.

I think many of the potential customers of the Semi truck will be building their own Megachargers, in which case they will be paying wholesale prices for electricity.

When MUSK is offering 1000 kwh of increased battery charge for $70.00? Why would they bother? Also – show me the trucking firm that pays ONLY wholesale prices and doesn’t pay delivery and demand charges… Unless the trucking company also owns the power company, that is.

Nearly all of the current buyers will be using these to run between warehouses. You can bet that at each warehouse, they will have 1* megachargers.

The way I run the numbers, .. $.31/kwh is the equivalent of about $4.20/gallon gasoline.
Biomethane can be produced for less than this (perhaps far less) … So, might as well do the long haul/ highway stuff (car or truck) with CNG.

/I have espoused the idea that Tesla would eventually jack the supercharger rates — and, of course. got skewered for the thought.. Well, … here we are.

“Rates quoted by Elon are too low…”..

Says who? That’s part of the Sweetener to get trucking firms to buy his truck. Elon can charge whatever rates he wants to, (in this case $.07/kwh – so he says) – and the trucking companies, through Contractual Language – will surely hold him to it.

Hey that was the deal. Musk promised $.07 / kwh (he didn’t specify if that was at the truck inlet – but trucking firms might contractually hold him to that pricing – or even better from the truck owner’s point-of-view would be 100 kwh of increased battery charge level for $7.00 – that would be the cheapest of the 3 scenarios).

As far as local tesla owners saying that their home SuperCharger is getting too expensive to frequent – didn’t MUSK say more than once that LOCALS are not supposed to use the Local supercharger under typical circumstances?

That would tend to indicate that people without an easy method to recharge at home should find an alternate recharging method to the local supercharger.

How high would supercharging rates have to be before they negate the cost advantage over driving a gas car?

About 4x higher than they currently are.

Uh, that’s very much country/region dependent.

That’s a very good question. First of all the supercharging sites make their selves obsolete by such high rates. It is over 50% more expensive than home charging in the Netherlands. The electricity price itself for large consumers is typically only a fraction so charging at your employer may even be better. I like to make the following simplified calculation because it provides some insight: Gasoline = 9 kWh per liter. Efficiency of an engine is about 40%. So one liter equals about 3.6 kWh effective energy. Assuming a near 100% efficiency for an electric engine the following holds. Electricity at 0.30 cents for the same amount of energy thus costs about 1.00 Euro/liter equivalent. Gasoline costs 1.50-1.60 Euro/liter in the Netherlands. For a diesel car the liter price is lower. About 1.25-1.30 Euro/liter. The difference per liter is thus 0.3-0.6 Euro. Over the lifetime of a car one uses about 10.000-20.000 liters of fuel. With a saving of 0.3-0.6 euro/liter it is not cost effective to drive an electric car. Especially not if one assumed the lost interest due to the additional money spend. I actually don’t understand why big consumers can pay electricity prices in the low ten… Read more »

Assuming 4 miles per kwh, a 170 mile, 30 minute supercharge will set you back around $13.00. Let’s assume that the ICE car gets 30 mph. Those 170 miles will consume 5.7 gallons. According to AAA, the current price per gallon in the USA is about $2.25 a gallon. So, driving those 170 miles will cost you $12.82. In some places it will cost you more; in other places it will cost less.
Either way, this increase, which I understand from an economic point of view, almost eliminates the fuel cost savings for people who can’t charge at home or at work, e.g., affluent “knowledge workers” in big cities, a.k.a., potential Tesla customers.

I have owned my Model 3 since May and have yet to use a Supercharger. Home, Work, Hotel or a friend/relative is all I have done thus far.

I have only owned my 3 since late October, and already have 12k miles. There has been only one week since I took delivery that I haven’t supercharged at least once, and that was the week my family and I took a cruise. That said, I still do the majority of my charging at home or by one of the other methods you listed, just a significant minority of my charging at superchargers. If this increase helps expand the network, I’m totally OK with it. I do hope Musk will make some announcement soon regarding version 3 superchargers with at least 150 kW peak power. They have been teasing that for a while now, and it would have been nice to roll that out to coincide with this increase.

Actual per kWh price in OR is $.238 for home charging. This includes all the fees and local taxes. Tesla charges $0.24 per kWh in OR so it is the pretty much the same price you’d pay at home. There is no incentive to charge at home vs. at the SuperCharger.

You could lower the Pacific Power cost by a couple cents by eliminating Blue Sky and Salmon Habitat fees, but it still makes the SuperChargers competitive with actual home charging costs.

Yikes, didn’t know it was so expensive in Portland. Out here in middle-of-nowhere John Day its $0.068 per kWh. Of course there aren’t any superchargers anywhere near hear…

At $0.068 are you just counting the generation charge? Typically most places in the US average $0.12 to $0.13 per kWh. Maybe you are just looking at the generation charge in your bill and not the transmission charges that the utility charges. They are around $0.05 per kWh.

Average is just average. CA can be 45 cents so some places have to be 5 cents.
I was paying 5 cents at night – all inclusive. We have no separate transmission charges. (I moved and I lost the TOU rate and the new option is not great).

Wholesale is about 3.5 cents. So 5 cents can be possible – but profit/maintenance will require hitting other customers (like businesses) harder. 6.8 across the border is possible in a very low cost area. Since we are talking rural Oregon (I think), they could just be making money in Portland and subsidizing the rural folk.

There are some places in the US that are below $0.10 per kWh all in marginal cost per unit. Texas comes to mind. In GA we’re paying about $0.11 per kWh although the price varies a bit b/t summer and winter based on consumption.

Actually, in places like Idaho and eastern wash, they are still below .08 / kwh inclusive.

wow. Expensive.
We are on ToD, so it is .08/.12/.18 for off/shoulder/peak. And that includes the variable taxes, not the fixed taxes.,
For winter, we are .06/.10/.16.

Someone will come out with an CCS adaptor which can take advantage of 350kW chargers deployed by Electrify America and EvGo.

These adaptors will reduce supercharger usage and keep Tesla honest. Current Tesla owners are captive audience and the garden wall goes both ways.

The best thing is for Tesla to add CCS port along side supercharger port like the Chinese version but it looks like Tesla has no plans to give up control.

…in the USA as the CCS port is already available in Europe+

46 cents per minute in Germany? This is a good 50% above household prices and 4x above a commercial buyer. I would complain about vendor lock in, but then Model 3 is delivered with CCS in Europe, so I guess Tesla owners have all the choice they want. In the US, I would be worried.

I doubt that is true.
Tesla is delivering 120 KWH or 2 kw/min. They are delivering at $.23/kwh, or .20 euro/kwh. Your average in Germany is around .30 euro/kwh. So no, it is cheaper.

So first someone driving an ICE should evaluate their annual cost for gasoline. In the US, if you fit the mean of the histogram, you are paying $1000 – $1500.

If you have made the transition to EVs, your annual transportation energy has fallen to $500 – $800.

With 90% of EVs charged at home or the workplace, the cost for fast charging will be $50 – $80.

A 33% jump is going to cost you an additional $17 – $26 annually to support a disruptive company who is providing a global network of chargers for your freedom to drive to any destination. Honestly, it is a very fair adjustment.

Really depends on each person’s driving pattern, local electricity costs and how Tesla charges at the stations you use.

At $0.31/kWh there is little price advantage over $2.25/gal gas for miles traveled on energy from the supercharger. In fact a Fuel efficient ICE would beat a Tesla in cost per mile at these rates.

Brian, I believe you just missed his main point about cost. 90%+ charging is done at home or workplace for most people, and so M Hovis has a pertinent point about the actual amount per year that a Supercharge rate increase of 33% will have in $ spent per year for an EV owner.

About $22 for the 300mi driven in a Model 3 vs about $30 for an ICE that can get 25mpg if gas is $2.50/gal.
Every day of the week you’re paying that ICE cost, but EV has so many potentials ranging from cheap home/work power to free chargers. EV is going to beat the ICE for a long time to come.

Right – but also remember that people aren’t logical. The value of free supercharging was always mental. I am coming up on 4 years of ownership 68k miles. I have not supercharged 10% – probably 5%.
But it is nice to not think about cost and a payment strategy. But once you start paying, the dollar amount is pretty minimal.

Tesla’s new fees actually have quite a bit of increasing yet if they were to match most DCFC operator fees around the world. For example in Norway. Fortum, the largest DCFC provider there, charges 4 NOK per minute, which at a 45 kW charging rate (the max possible on a 50 kW charger) would be 6 NOK per kWh. At an exchange rate of 1 NOK to $0.12 USD that’s $0.72 per kWh. Tesla Supercharger rates in Norway are 1.86 NOK per kWh, which is $0.22 per kWh. Still WAY less than most DCFC operators in the country. The summer of 2017 I researched what fees 7 of the main fast charge network providers around the world charge. For a 30 minute session gaining 22 kWhs the average cost is $11.95, which comes out to $0.40 per minute. If just using a few of the rates from providers in the U.S. and Canada, its a little over $8.00, which is $0.27 per minute. If charging at the max rate of 45 kW on a 50 kW fast charger, this is $0.60 per kWh worldwide and $0.41 per kWh in the U.S. So in the US, Supercharging is still cheaper than… Read more »

It does not matter much, Tesla owners are a loyal crowd.

ShorePowerConnect.com costs $3 for 12.5 kWh in two hours. This is $0.24/kWh, the lowest rate I’ve found for cross country travel but bring your own NEMA 14-50 EVSE and have a car with a 6.25 kW, built-in charger. It won’t be as fast at a SuperCharger but it will be affordable.

we are all in it to save the planet. we should gladly pay even if it costs $1/kwh, right?

I hate to be the one to tell you this (OK, that isn’t true, sorry) but not everyone who buys a BEV (especially a Tesla) is “in it to save the planet.” There are lots of good reasons to drive an EV besides trying to avoid Global Climate Change Warming Disaster. Energy Independence (I tell people my Tesla is an American made car that runs on American made fuel!) is one of the best motivators for conservatives to get into EVs. Plus they are just really fun to drive! And for me personally, no tailpipe emissions is a clear win for the environment (cleaner air, better for children and the elderly, less smog, etc). But when discussing the positive benefits of EVs with my fellow conservatives in the Deep South, I never bring up GCCWD.

0.5$/kWh in Germany vs 0.32 in the US? Ionity will have 400 charging stations next year and an 8€ price per full charge.

I’m old enough to remember all the wild “unlimited”, “FREE FOREVER” and “SC network runs on solar, roof panels will be installed at each SC” claims.

All these promises are gone.

Yes, so, do I. I also recall the sales ppl telling me that they expected for users to mostly charge at home, not at SC.

That doesn’t change the fact that people were fooled:

Where’s the unlimited, free forever charging promise – powered by sunlight (solar roofs on every SC station)?

Tesla and Musk kept promising this for years.

To clarify the “fraction”:
$0.31 per kWh for 123 mpge (27 kWh/100 mi) Model 3 Mid is $8.37 per 100 mi.
$2.24/gal (US average) for 58 mpg Ioniq is $3.86 per 100 mi.

So the fraction is 217/100. As we all know from elementary school, fractions can be less or more than 1, so nobody at Tesla is lying /s

Go Tesla!!!

A good chunk of the $2.24/gallon is state and federal fuel tax to be used for road funding, which the vast majority of EV drivers in the US don’t pay and a small minority partially pay via increased state registration fees. This freebie won’t last forever as EV adoption rises and the number of ICE fueling up falls.

About time.
To be honest, these are a bit high, but, I like the fact that they are increasing them above the LOCAL prices.
For the US, What is needed is to get local govs to require that all new buildings have a level 2 in parking spots,
and that current rentals, if they do not have 120/240V available, will install a level 2 upon request.

Worth every penny, I would pay MORE to drive my M 3 than a gas car, not that this increase comes close to that. Think of it as investing in clean transportation.

Exactly. Good thinking.

Yikes, that doubles the price for SC in my state.