Tesla raises Supercharger fees in the US

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Canadians Tesla owners aren’t the only ones experiencing increases in Supercharger fees as the automaker has also raised fees in the US this week by about 20%.

Tesla appears to have increased the rates on or about May 10, when Tesla enthusiast @TeslaJoy noted on Twitter that the Redondo Beach Supercharger fees had increased to $0.58/kWh during the peak period of 11:00am to 9:00pm. Joy did not state what the previous rate was, but said it was more than double what it was when she first received her Model 3 in 2018.

https://twitter.com/TeslaJoy/status/1524218207870980101

The actual increase appears to be about 20%, with other Twitter users noting similar increases at their local Superchargers. Twitter user @King1Nine said his local Supercharger in California increased from $0.37 to $0.44, an 18.9% increase.

Increases were also spotted by owners on Reddit, with u/sd_pl sharing that the Malibu Supercharger now costs $0.58 per kWh during the peak period, up 20.8% from the previous rate of $0.48. Increased fees were not limited to California as owners on the east coast in Florida and New Jersey shared stories of similar price increases.

While a 20% increase in Supercharger fees is a substantial increase, they are still well below what Canadians were recently subjected to. In March Tesla shifted to a four-tier fee structure like in the US, which resulted in Supercharging bills being two or even three times as expensive as before.

The change generated a lot of negative feedback, which Tesla appears to have heard. Also earlier this week the rates were adjusted slightly, with the higher tiers seeing a decrease in fees, while the lower tiers saw an increase. The overall effect should be a decrease, but not enough to reduce it to what it was in March.

Let us know in the comments below if your local Supercharger fees have also increased.

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