Tesla adjusts European Supercharger rates and shrinks peak hours

Tesla Superchargers
Tesla Superchargers

Tesla has again adjusted how much owners pay to plug in and charge their cars at Supercharger stations across Europe. We use the word adjust because fees have increased in some countries, decreased in others, and increased and decreased in others.

It was only a few months ago that Tesla increased Supercharger rates across much of Europe by 30% or more. At the same time Tesla also introduced dynamic pricing with three different rates for peak and off-peak periods during the day.

Unfortunately for owners the expensive peak hours covered most of the day, running from 6:00am until 10:00pm at night, making the majority of Supercharging sessions much more expensive.

The increased rates and lengthy peak period led to a lot of negative feedback and a noticeable reduction in the number of charging sessions as owners looked for cheaper fast charging alternatives.

Tesla appears to have listened to the feedback and noticed the drop in traffic and shrunk the peak period to just 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

It is also because of the dynamic pricing structure that rates have increased and decreased, and in some cases both. According to @tesla_adri rates in the Netherlands have decreased, but increased in Italy.

In Germany, the rate for off peak hours has increased from €0.55 to €0.64 per kWh, but the peak rate has dropped from €0.74 to €0.71 per kWh.

Have you noticed a change in Superchargers fees in your country? Let us know in the comments below.

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