New charging options closer to DT Los Gatos. They are installing a few Electrify America chargers in Bank Of America parking lot. More options for some who don’t mind paying or those who can’t utilize Tesla chargers is a good addition to the city! Wonder what the rates will be?
$1 to start the session; then a per minute rate that should have been 25 cents in CA. Since his power was ~ 2 minutes per kWh the total adds up to 1 + 5.25*0.25*2 = $3.6
Longer charging sessions spread out the session fee and starting at a lower SoC improves the charge rate.
That example was just trying out the service. A more realistic Tesla charging event would e.g. collect 20 kWh at 50 kW. That would cost about 1 + 20*1.2*0.25 = $7 = 35 cents a kWh
People who frequent EA can buy a plan for $4 a month that e.g. reduces the per minute charge to 18 cents a kWh. Then a 20 kWh session in a CHAdeMO Tesla could be expected to cost
1 + 20*1.2*0.18 = $5.32 = 26.6 cents a kWh.
Despite appearances the pricing is actually OK, particularly for CA. And something to consider if Superchargers are not available.
The EA site says that the system picks the tier charging rate although I'm not sure about details. Certainly the 150 kW charger should not have a 350 kW option.
The tricky part for a future CCS Tesla would be not getting stuck in the highest charge tier and only manage an average of 125 - 150 kW for the session. Cheapskates can restart their sessions when the power drops below 125 kW
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