Over the years, Tesla has accustomed us to sudden fluctuations in the price of its cars and charging, both up and down.
But this Monday morning, bad news concerns the network of Superchargers, which rose overnight to €0.67 per kWh everywhere in France (and €0.79/kWh for non-Tesla off subscription), which regardless of the level of electrical power delivered by the terminals.
In detail, and to cite just a few examples, this represents an increase of:
– 28.9% for the Superchargeur des Herbiers sur (A87), which only yesterday billed the kWh at €0.52
– 31.3% for the Portes d’Angers, on the A11 (€0.51/kWh)
– 36.7% for that of Poitiers (0.49 €/kWh)
Thus a “full” of 60 kWh, or the equivalent of 315 km for a car consuming 19 Wh/km, now costs €40.2. Over the same distance, a diesel car consuming 6.5 l/100 km will claim only €34.8 (with a liter of diesel at €1.7).
Tesla France, contacted by Caradisiac, does not comment on these figures but recalls that this increase is inevitable because it is part of a context of soaring energy prices.
However, the American company had never practiced such a spectacular increase. Users were rather accustomed to variations of one or two cents depending on the terminals, hardly more.
Even if electric car users essentially charge at home, and even if the virtual absence of maintenance costs continues to preserve unbeatable usage costs for electric cars, such a development is cause for concern.
We note that Ionity, another major player in fast roaming charging, has not (yet?) revised its prices upwards. This Monday morning, it is displayed at €0.69 per kWh excluding subscription (or €0.35 per kWh with a subscription of €17.99 per month).