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Tesla significantly increases European Supercharger rates quoting energy cost

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Tesla raised the cost of charging electric vehicle batteries (Supercharger) in Europe due to a spike in energy prices.

The increase in Supercharger rates varies from location to location, but according to observations by Electrek, a US news site devoted to electric transportation and renewable energy, the average Tesla Supercharger rate increase in Europe is 12 cents.

Electrek says currently almost no Supercharger charging stations in Europe charge below 0.60 euros/kWh.

But unlike previous rate increases, Tesla has warned of this increase by sending an email notification to its customers in Europe.

“Due to rising energy prices, we are adjusting Supercharging prices across Europe,” Tesla said in the email, quoted from Electrive.

Meanwhile in Germany, supercharger rates rose to 69 to 71 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), according to German news site Teslamag.

Supercharger rates in Germany previously ranged from 56-58 cents per kWh, which took effect last May, including a premium of around 23 percent. Tariffs are currently up almost 92 percent, compared to the rate in August 2021 which stood at 0.37 euros/kWh.

Tesla isn’t the only one raising fares at charging stations. Last weekend, Shell Recharge also announced an increase in tariffs at public electric vehicle charging stations (SPKLU), which will take effect at the end of September.

Allego, the European EV charging network, announced an increase in the rate at electric car charging stations for the German region to 80 cents per kWh, which takes effect on October 7, 2022.

Tesla is planning to launch more V4 Supercharger stations, which combine energy storage and solar power, which it hopes will help stabilize prices.

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