Tesla Increases Supercharging Prices in California and Beyond



Tesla has just raised Supercharging fees in the state of California by up to 20%, according to owners sharing the changes on Reddit.

Charging your electric vehicle (EV) at a Tesla Supercharger in California during peak hours will now cost $0.58 USD per kWh instead of $0.48 USD per kWh, while off-peak Supercharging (which is typically priced lower) will be billed at $0.29 USD per kWh instead of $0.24 USD per kWh.

Image: User “sd_pl” on Reddit

According to one user, Tesla also recently hiked Supercharger rates in the Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey areas from $0.31 per kWh to $0.44 per kWh at all times. Users in Michigan also noted price increases.

Several users on the original Reddit thread noted how dangerously close the cost of fully charging a Tesla at a Supercharger during peak hours is getting to a full tank of gas. Under the new rates, a Model Y would cost around $50 to charge fully, says one user.

Last month, the EV pioneer also shifted off-peak Supercharging hours in California from 7 p.m.-10 a.m. to 9 p.m.-11 a.m.

Owners with legacy Model S and Model X vehicles that include unlimited Supercharging, will not be affected by these price increases.

Tesla also significantly increased Supercharger pricing in Canada back in March, when the automaker launched a four-tiered pay-by-the-minute model for Supercharging, but as of late, some owners have mentioned on Facebook prices have since dropped slightly.

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