Electrify America to Raise Charging Prices in March

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Electrify America has announced price hikes for its electric vehicle (EV) charging network that will take effect starting in March (via @klwtts).

Here’s a summary of the price changes:

  • Electrify America Pass+ Members: $0.36/kWh (+$0.05/kWh)
  • Non-Members: 0.48/kWh (+$0.05/kWh)
  • Per-minute billing: $0.15/min (+$0.03/min) up to 90 kW, $0.29/min (+$0.05/min) up to 350 kW

Electrify America won’t be increasing the price of its Pass+ Membership, which will still cost $4/month.

In addition, the Volkswagen-backed charging network also won’t be instituting any idle fees at its chargers.

Responding to inquiries about idle fees on Twitter, Electrify America said that while they “reserve the right to charge idle fees,” the company won’t be implementing them at this time.

“We continue to evaluate our idle fee policy and may elect to reinstate them or make changes in the future,” Electrify America added.

Last year, Electrify America unveiled plans for “human-centered” charging stations with solar power generation capabilities and comfortable waiting areas. In September, the company also rolled out new “Hyper-Fast” and “Ultra-Fast” branding for its 350 kW and 150 kW EV chargers, respectively, across North America.

More recently, Electrify America found itself butting heads with customers over its site-level station uptime reporting, with patrons pushing for Tesla-like per-charger uptime updates instead. The price increases come at a time when some Electrify America stations have been plagued with downtime and other issues.

An Electrify Canada spokesperson told Tesla North in a statement these price changes are only in the United States.