The rise in the price of energy squeezes homes and businesses throughout Europe. The costs of electricity are causing, among other things, that charging an electric car is now much more expensive than it was a year ago, especially if a fast charger is used on public roads such as Tesla Superchargers. The American company, which has the largest network of fast chargers in the world, has once again raised the prices of fast charging, which is now more expensive than ever.
As a consequence of the rise in the cost of energy, Tesla has raised the price of recharges at Superchargers throughout Europe, including Spain. Despite the fact that our country has a more favorable position than other European countries (in France the MWh has become 8 times more expensive), it is not exempt from problems. And that is transferred to the consumer in all its forms.
While Tesla announced a price drop on Superchargers earlier this month, the joy has been short-lived. Now it has risen again and in Spain the average price of charging in Superchargers stands at €0.55/kWh for owners of a Tesla (price may vary from one Supercharger to another). For those who recharge an electric vehicle of another brand, the price of the Superchargers amounts to €0.71/kWh.
However, non-Tesla electric car users can use Superchargers at the same price per kWh as Tesla customers. Tesla offers the possibility of recharging at the same price per kWh if a subscription of 12.99 euros per month is paid. With this subscription, any electric car can recharge at €0.55/kWh at Superchargers that are open to all cars. In Spain there are currently 19 stations open to other non-Tesla vehicles, slightly less than half.
The stations open to electric cars that are not Tesla are those of Albacete, Alcobendas, Algeciras, Almaraz, Aranda de Duero, Ariza, Atalaya del Cañavete, Barbastro, Benavente, El Ejido, Fuenlabrada, Granada, Jerez de la Frontera, La Seu d ‘Urgell, Murcia, Rivabellosa, Seville, Tordesillas and Zaragoza.
With the current price, a typical recharge of about 45 kWh (20-80% load in a Model 3 Long Range) costs 24.75 euros. A year ago, recharging that same amount of energy cost 13.5 euros. A rise of 83% in just twelve months.