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In reaction to the ongoing energy crisis that has affected the continent since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Tesla is drastically raising the cost of its supercharger network in Europe.
For Tesla owners, this implies that topping off their batteries has significantly increased in cost. Several sites have supercharger stations that charge $0.50 per kilowatt-hour.
In most of Germany, rates increased by almost 30%, reaching $0.70 per kilowatt hour. Although charging an EV is becoming more expensive, it is still far less expensive than filling up a tank of gas, which has also become significantly more expensive since the invasion. In other words, the rising cost of energy affects even electric vehicles (EVs), which were once hailed as the ideal replacement for internal combustion engines.
After losing access to Russian gas supplies, Europe is suffering. Energy costs have soared, forcing even companies to shut down.
And with winter just around the corner, the situation is not optimistic.
Experts contend that despite rising power costs, now may be a good time to buy an EV. Bidirectionally charging cars in particular may come in handy since they may serve as a home’s backup battery or energy bank.
However, no one is currently certain how long Europe’s energy crisis will last, so EV owners must prepare for much higher expenses.