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Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend travellers, Tesla has lowered Supercharger fees at some stations in several states across the US.

At the same time Tesla has also lowered Supercharger fees in several European countries, where owners have seen successive price increases in recent months.

The changes in California were spotted by Tesla enthusiast Zack (@BLKMDL3), who noted that the fees during the peak hours have dropped by as much as $0.05 per kWh.


Zack shared a photo of the West Hollywood Supercharger, showing the peak rate is now $0.47 per kWh, down from the previous $0.52 per kWh.

Other owners were quick to reply to Zack, saying they saw similar decreases at their local Superchargers. Some of the states mentioned include Florida, Georgia, New York

Zack also noted however that some stations increased their peak pricing, but in a discussion with Drive Tesla noted the increases were minimal at only $0.01 or $0.02 per kWh.

Tesla cut the price of supercharging across LA and parts of California it seems! Some superchargers are 5 cents/kWh cheaper on peak which adds up! Some superchargers did increase though for their on peak pricing. pic.twitter.com/F2uYSAIZvW

— Zack (@BLKMDL3) November 23, 2022

Meanwhile across the pond, Tesla has also lowered rates in several European countries.

The changes were first spotted by @tesla_adri, who shared photos of the fees at several Supercharger stations in Germany and the Netherlands, with fees dropping as much as €0.20 per kWh.

Other owners also replied after noticing a similar price drop in Sweden.


Such a drastic drop will be welcome relief for owners who have experienced some massive price increases in recent months, as much as 30%. Along with the price increases, Tesla also introduced dynamic pricing with time-of-use tiers, making peak hours covers almost the entire day from 6:00am until 10:00pm.

Owners were not happy, and Tesla apparently heard the feedback, later shrinking the peak hours to between 4:00pm and 8:00pm.


The post Tesla lowers Supercharger rates in California, Florida, and other states, as well as some European countries appeared first on Drive Tesla.

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With fuel prices coming down Tesla charging rates were actually at par or even more expensive than gas (at 30 mpg). If Tesla wants to entice switching to EV it should offer a charging rate that's enticing.
 

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With fuel prices coming down Tesla charging rates were actually at par or even more expensive than gas (at 30 mpg). If Tesla wants to entice switching to EV it should offer a charging rate that's enticing.
That would be your home electricity rate.

Superchargers should at least be more expensive than home charging to prevent them from being overloaded with vehicles. But yes, making them more expensive than gasoline doesn't help promote sales.
 

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Competition also forced Tesla's hand in Florida. FPLEvolution launched CCS fast charging at 30c Kwh. They are co-located with SuperChargers in many places and myself and others with CCS capability started using them as needed to save $$. No doubt Tesla could see when we plugged into the adjacent CCS chargers.

Two weeks ago Tesla was 43-56c Kwh peak while FPLEvolution was 30c. Today Tesla is now 29c peak in one popular location. Glad there is competition.
 

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I don't know how commercial power is priced but electricity pricing from my local provider doesn't fluctuate that much, definitely not following oil pricing. It was disappointing to see Tesla taking advantage (abusing?) its market dominance and matching its prices with gasoline. I know this is capitalism but naively I was expecting that supercharger prices would be stable contrary to gas prices that change by the minute. We definitely need more competition as mentioned in a previous post.
 
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