At the sixteen Supercharger stations in the Netherlands, electric drivers have to pay 28 cents per kWh. That was more than 20 cents.
That means a price increase of 40 percent in one fell swoop.
Tesla, owner of the fast charging stations, has thrown up the prices all over the world. In some regions, the price is even doubled. Belgians recently no longer pay 23, but 32 cents.
The price increases are explained by the automaker as necessary to adapt to ‘regional price differences and the intensity of use’.
The proceeds must be used to expand the number of stations. In the Netherlands, besides the sixteen existing ten additional stations are planned. Belgium has eleven and nine in the planning. Especially in Eastern Europe, stations need to be added.
On an 1 kWh an electric car can drive about 4 kilometers. Anyone who has bought a Tesla before 1 January 2017 can charge for free at the fast charging stations.
New Teslas, ordered before November 2, 2018, get 400 kWh per year free, though this does not apply to the cheaper Model 3. Tesla claims not to have a profit with the charging stations.
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