Get Ready For A Change – ELECTRIFY AMERICA And The Future of EV Charging
Electrify America has declared that they will be raising the cost of their per-kWh rate from the current $0.43 to $0.48 from March onwards. This change will apply to all EA charging stations that charge on a per-kWh basis.
For customers with the $4 monthly fee, the cost per kWh will go up by 5 cents, from $0.31 to $0.36. This is the same increase as non-members are seeing.
In several states, billing is not done on the basis of kWh, but rather the duration of time a vehicle is plugged into the charger. Similarly, Electrify America is increasing the rates in these locations. Cars charging between 1 and 90 kW will go from paying $0.16 to $0.19 for each minute, and vehicles utilizing 90-350 kW will go from $0.32 to $0.37 for every minute, marking a 19% and 16% rise respectively.
For those that often use their electric vehicles for road trips or charge at public charging stations, they will experience the highest price increases. If you mainly charge your EV at home, your expenses will mainly depend on the electricity cost in your area. EA has also stated that their pricing change is due to the increasing operational and energy expenses, and that this will help them to promote EV adoption and electric mobility.
It is anticipated that the new pricing structure will be put into effect on the 6th of March. It is hoped that the higher prices will lead to an improvement in the dependability of EA's charging devices.