As Europe continues to struggle with a massive energy crisis that shows no signs of abating, Tesla is raising prices at its Supercharger stations “significantly” across the continent, as reported by Electrek.
Since electricity is often far less expensive than petrol, electric vehicles continue to have one of the significant advantages over ICE cars in terms of operating costs.
Unfortunately, due to the Ukraine war and import limitations on Russian oil and gas, gas and electricity prices have increased over the past year, particularly in Europe.
It is worth noting that the full charge cost at a Tesla Supercharger used to be hard to exceed $5 or $10. In fact, numerous Supercharger stations now charge $0.50 per kWh after many price hikes over the course of the past year. This can make charging 60 kWh cost $30.
The Supercharger network will soon experience a higher price increase, as Tesla informed owners in Europe in an email today:
Tesla attributed the price hike to a rise in “energy prices” by stating in an email, “Due to an increase in energy prices, we are adjusting Supercharging pricing across Europe.”
According to a brief check by Electrek, prices increased by an average of €0.12 per kWh. However, it must be noted that prices vary depending on the station.
After this most recent price spike, there are very few European stations where Supercharging costs will be less than €0.60 per kWh.