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Tesla Supercharger prices up by over 20 per cent

Tesla may have cut prices across its range but it's also increased the cost of charging within its charging network.


The cost to “fill up” your Tesla at the company’s Supercharger network continues to rise.

It now costs $0.52 per kilowatt hour to charge a Tesla within the network, up from $0.42/kWh in September. The change came into effect earlier this month.

Throughout 2017 and 2018, it cost $0.35/kWh. The company started charging for the use of its previously complementary chargers in 2017.

That means the cost has increased by approximately 23 per cent, following the 20 per cent increase in 2018.

Tesla has, however, previously added and removed free Supercharging numerous times over the last few years, recently pulling the plug on free Supercharging for Model S sedan and Model X SUV buyers.

The news comes as Tesla lowers prices across its range, with Model 3 prices slashed by up to $10,000, Model S prices down by up to $19,000, and Model X prices cut by up to $23,000.

Tesla currently maintains 35 Supercharger stations in Australia, with another seven said to be “coming soon”. Some locations offer both on-peak and off-peak rates.

Superchargers skip the car’s onboard charger to provide up to 120kW of direct current (DC) power to the battery.

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William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel (remember that?), briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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