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Tesla Supercharger Membership fee cut with 42 charging sites open to all EVs

Tesla has lowered its Supercharger Membership costs for non-Tesla owners by £2 per month

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In a bid to encourage more non-Tesla EV drivers to use the expanding network of Tesla Supercharger ultra-rapid public chargers, Tesla has lowered its Supercharger Membership fee from £10.99 per month to £8.99 per month, with Supercharger access available any EV driver at a total of 42 sites across the country.

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For some time, non-Tesla drivers have been granted limited but increasing, access to the Tesla Supercharger network. They have, however, had to pay a slightly higher price for each kilowatt-hour of electricity dispensed, compared to owners of Teslas. 

Those wanting to use the available rapid Superchargers more frequently could sign up to the Tesla Supercharger Membership programme; unlocking the same lower charging prices granted to owners of Tesla cars like the Model 3 saloon and Model Y SUV

As well as lowering the cost of membership from £10.99 to £8.99 per month, Tesla has introduced an annual membership plan allowing EV drivers to pay a fixed lump sum of £90, saving around £18 over the course of the year when compared to the monthly subscription.

The 42 Tesla sites which are open to all EV drivers typically offer similar rates per kilowatt-hour to those offered by rival chargepoint operators, so the Tesla Supercharger Membership should prove cost effective for those charging frequently. Tesla owners will continue to get access to the Supercharger network’s lowest charging prices at over 140 Supercharger sites in the UK as one of the perks of ownership.

Is the decrease in membership fees likely to be accompanied by an increase in the charging prices for non-members? Thankfully not. Tesla confirmed to DrivingElectric that the reduction in membership costs was simply a way of “welcoming more non-Tesla owners into our bubble as we expand the network”. 

Tesla introduced its latest V4 Supercharger in late 2023 which differs from older Supercharger units by incorporating screens, live pricing data and a contactless payment pad. This means drivers aren’t required to download the Tesla app in order to charge their car and makes charging much simpler and more accessible, while also being in-line with the government’s newest regulations which aims to simplify EV charging. All V4 Superchargers will be available to use by any EV driver.

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