Electric recharge: A price that goes from single to double on highway – digital, Tesla makes the price of the recharge tumble for all electric cars

Tesla gets plumbing the price of recharging for all electric cars

There remains a crucial question in these crisis times: how much the invoice rises when you recharge from a quick terminal on the highway ? Is it better to favor a single operator ? Is the subscription profitable ? To answer these questions, we have simulated two routes from the Abrp mobile application, one of the most complete in terms of settings. The first round trip is made between Paris and Lille (2 x 230 km) and the second between Paris and Marseille (2 x 790 km).

Electric recharge: a price that goes from single to double on highway

If you can fill up with gasoline on highway your fingers in your nose, what about an electric car ? What will be the amount of the invoice ? Should we favor a particular operator ? Take a subscription ? Detail review on a Paris-Lille and a Paris-Marseille route.

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The adoption of electric vehicles depends a lot on the charging network – even if 80 to 90 % of the refills are made at home, it is important to be able to recharge during a long journey. It is therefore essential to develop the national infrastructure. After a slow departure and the promise – not held – of the government to reach 100,000 charges before the end of 2021 (objective now set in spring 2023), there are now 32,865 charging stations and 90,803 points of Load (+63 % in one year) according to the last monthly barometer Avere.

Most of these charges are located in urban and peri-urban areas. But what about the motorway network ? According to the latest count (end of December 2022) carried out by the association of French motorways and toll works (ASFA), 294 areas, or 80 %, are equipped with fast charging stations.

There remains a crucial question in these crisis times: how much the invoice rises when you recharge from a quick terminal on the highway ? Is it better to favor a single operator ? Is the subscription profitable ? To answer these questions, we have simulated two routes from the Abrp mobile application, one of the most complete in terms of settings. The first round trip is made between Paris and Lille (2 x 230 km) and the second between Paris and Marseille (2 x 790 km).

The idea of ​​this comparison is to make these two round trips with a main constraint: to make mono-operator recharge, like a Tesla vehicle owner.

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In the list of main fast charging operators in presence, you can cite Allego (€ 0.69/kWh), Electra (€ 0.49/kWh), Fastned (€ 0.59/kWh), Lidl (0.40 €/kWh), ionity (€ 0.69/kWh), Tesla (€ 0.56/kWh on average) and totalnergies (€ 0.68/kWh). Note that we have overlooked the off -peak rates.

Non -binding subscriptions profitable for large rollers

Among these operators, only Tesla and Fastned offer non -binding monthly subscriptions at € 12.99/month and € 11.99/month. They allow you to benefit from a 25 % reduction on the price of official kWh, namely € 0.41/kWh at Tesla and € 0.44/kWh at Fastned.

Thus, at Fastned, it is necessary to recharge 80 kWh/month to make the card profitable, against 95 kWh/month at Tesla. Under this monthly charging threshold, it is better to avoid systems that work with a subscription. But as these are subscriptions without obligation, it is always possible to undertake only during a long journey, then to terminate once it is made.

Selected vehicles: Tesla Model 3 Performance and MG MG4

As for the vehicles, our choice fell on two models which constitute references of the market, namely the Tesla Model 3 Propulsion, (170 kW; battery capacity of 57 kWh; average WLTP consumption of 15.5 kWh; autonomy of 491 km) and MG MG4 in Luxury finish (135 kW; 64 kWh battery capacity; average WLTP consumption of 16.6 kWh; 435 km autonomy).

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Paris-Marseille-Paris: a savory invoice at Ionity

By establishing our Paris-Marseille-Paris itinerary since the ABRP application, we have imposed ourselves some constraints. For example, we wanted 100 % battery at the start. We have broken the recharge breaks at 80 % of the maximum capacity; We also needed a battery capacity remaining 10 % at your destination, 10 % at each terminal and a maximum speed of 130 km/h. The real -time weather factor has not been taken into account.

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Only four electric charging operators are displayed: LIDL, Tesla, Totalenergies and Ionity Superchargers and Ionity. In total, the ABRP application tells us that we will have to make between 8 and 10 recharges (throughout the round trip) depending on the type of operator.

Our reference vehicle, the Tesla Model 3 Propulsion will have recharged 220 kWh for a total cost of € 93.6 (excluding tolls).

As for the MG4 Luxury, the operator Lidl is the cheapest with an invoice of € 111.80 for 280 kWh recharged. Follow the Tesla superchargers, the total amount of which is € 130.5 (including € 12.99 of the subscription) for 278 kWh. In case you don’t want to subscribe to Tesla, the bill will be € 155.8 for the same recharged capacity.

Among the most expensive operators, the 280 kWh will cost you € 190 at Totalenergies, while Ionity will relieve you of € 193.20 for 280 kWh. Note that the operator has withdrawn its subscription offer and should soon offer a new pricing grid.

Paris-Lille-Paris: a quantity of operators and not so profitable subscriptions

With some electric vehicles, it is now quite possible to perform a Paris-Lille (230 km) without recharging. In order to be able to recharge at least once on the course, we posed a constraint in the ABRP application: that of arriving at your destination with 30 % battery capacity.

Stone meter, the Tesla Model 3 Propulsion will have recharged 14 kWh (on the round trip) for a total amount of € 5.9 (excluding tolls).

With the MG4 Luxury, it is once again Lidl which remains the cheapest with an invoice of € 9.9 for 24.8 kWh of charging. In second position, we find Fastned, whose cost of the journey rises to € 12.6 for 21.4 kWh. The 3rd step of the podium goes to Tesla superchargers whose addition is € 13.6 for 24.1 kWh loaded (without subscription).

The following four are held in a pocket handkerchief: Electra (€ 14.7 for 30 kWh), Ionity (€ 15.2 for 22 kWh), Totalenergies (€ 15.2 for 22.4 kWh) and Allego (22, 8 € for 30 kWh).

At the back of the peloton, we find the operators with monthly subscription Fastned and Tesla. The first bill of the first is € 21.4 (including the € 11.99 of the subscription) for 21.4 kWh, while that of the second displays € 23.2 (including the € 12.99 of the Subscription) for 22.4 kWh.

Conclusion

Finally, cutting the road to visit France electric is no longer insurmountable, as it could be not so long ago. The fact remains that, as at the time of our parents and grandparents, a long-term journey cannot be improvised. The Michelin and IGN paper cards have been replaced by the journey planners (the “Trip Planners” in English). Instead of gastronomic stops, this time it is a question of providing the refueling points to master the cost of recharges. As we have seen, the kWh price can vary almost from simple to double depending on energy suppliers and choice with or without subscription.

Tesla gets plumbing the price of recharging for all electric cars

Tesla has just massively reducing the price of recharging an electric car in its superchargers stations. The price drops by 21 % on average in France. What further reduce the cost of using an electric car. The charging cost reaches almost that of a home charge !

Tesla is the leader of rapid charging in the world thanks to its superchargers who multiply like hotcakes. They also appeal to motorists a lot (except those who roll in Hyundai or Kia with an 800 volts car), thanks to their recharge speed, but especially their reliability. More reason to love them ? The price of the recharging has just experienced a sharp drop everywhere in Europe.

A drop of more than 21 %

In France, prices decreased by more than 21 % on average. Why on average ? Because The prices are slightly different depending on the stations. The American manufacturer then announces, on average, a price of 0.35 euros per kWh in off -peak hours and 0.39 per kWh in full hours (from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.).

For supercomposes that are open to all electric vehicles, owners of a car from another brand that Tesla will have to pay 0.46 euros and 0.51 Euro per kWh respectively respectively. By taking a subscription at 12.99 euros per month, it is possible to pay the same price as the owners of Tesla.

Off -peak hours Full hours
Tesla car price 0.35 euros 0.39 euro
Price outside Tesla 0.46 euros 0.51 euro

These prices can even be lower, since some superchargers charge 0.32 euros per kWh in off -peak hours and 0.36 euros in full hours. A price that approaches the cost of recharging at home, at around 0.2 euros per kWh in regulated tariff.

Next door, Ionity prices (0.69 euros per kWh) seem completely excessive. Lidl, for its part, 0.40 euros per kWh on most of its stations and 0.25 euros per kWh on its e-stations. Tesla then becomes the densest network, with one of the lowest prices on the market.

How to explain this sudden drop ?

Remember that Tesla loves to play yoyo. With the price of its electric cars, which is regularly changing, upwards, but also downwards. And also with the price of the recharge, which varies in an almost weekly manner.

So there is a good chance that Tesla has an electricity contract at a dynamic rate, unlike some of its competitors. And above all, the American manufacturer wishes to reflect these developments (upwards, as down) to its customers.

While knowing that Elon Musk’s firm wants to make money with this long -term business, unlike the billionaire’s initial plan as we can read in this tweet. The company aims for a gross margin of 30 % and a profit of 10 % on its superchargers.

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