Tesla updates supercharger fee structure in Canada following similar changes in the US [Update]

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Tesla updated its supercharger pricing in Canada to align with similar changes made in the United States last year.

Since November, landlords in the United States have been charged four different rate tiers, up from the previous two-tier system.

The changes have been made to better account for the differences in charging speed between the Urban, V2, and V3 Superchargers.

Today, Tesla has also moved up to four levels in Canada. New levels have been added for charging speeds below 60 kW, 60-100 kW, 100-180 kW and above 180 kW.

In a review of superchargers in and around Vancouver, rates range from as low as $0.19 per minute for 0-60 kW, up to $1.65 per minute for supercharger speeds of 180-250 kW.

Previously, owners were charged between around $0.20 and around $0.50 per minute, which means most boost sessions will now likely be more expensive.

UPDATE 9:05 PM PST: Here is an example of the impact of the new fee structure on your bill. Our article was shared on the Canadian Tesla Model 3 The Facebook group and an owner shared this receipt from two nearly identical Orangeville Supercharger charging sessions. Before the price change, a 25-minute session cost $9.85. Today, a 24-minute session costs $16.26, almost 70% more.

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UPDATE: It is important to also note that these rates do not apply to the entire charging session, but are based on your individual charging curve. For example, if your session starts at 250kW and stays there for 3 minutes, you will be charged the higher rate for those 3 minutes. Then, as your speed decreases, you will pay the rate corresponding to your charging speed.

UPDATE 4:36 PM PST: Here are some prices for Superchargers in Ontario, and they’re even higher, reaching $2.05 at the Kitchener Supercharger.

UPDATE: Here is the most expensive rate we have seen. The Charlottetown Supercharger costs $2.45/minute at speeds between 180 and 250 kW.

There has been no change to how homeowners in Canada are charged, as charges are still calculated per minute, not the actual amount of energy used.

Measurement Canada is working to change this, but no official changes are coming soon.

You can learn more about the changes on the Supercharger support page.

What are the supercharger rates under this new system in your part of Canada? Let us know in the comments below.


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