Recently, Tesla broke the news that pay-per-use of their Supercharger network is about to get more expensive
If you’re a Tesla owner and make some use of the company’s Supercharger network, you’re about to shell out a bit more money to charge your car. Tesla recently updating their charging rates across their network, comprising 1,180 stations and nearly 9,000 Superchargers. Some areas, such as Oregon, saw their rates double (from $0.12 to $0.24/kWh). That’s a substantial increase, but most areas received a 20 to 40 percent rate hike.
Why is that happening? Tesla commented that the rates vary depending on local electricity rates and usage. However, that money is also going toward expanding the Supercharger network even further. The company did add that it will never be a “profit center”. Even with the rate hike, charging a Tesla is still significantly cheaper than filling it with gasoline. However, any added price does affect how much you can offset the price of the car with cheap electricity. Prices will likely continue to increase in the future, so long as the stations are tied to local power grids, with their rates fluctuating accordingly.
Just how far can some cars go on a charge? These are the Top 10 EVs with the longest range currently for sale
When the news broke that Tesla was raising their Supercharger prices, that got us thinking: which cars eke the most out of each battery charge? In today’s TFLnow Live show (above), we count down ten cars that give you the most range for each trip to the plug. Check out the list below for the Top 10 EVs with the longest range.
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Top 10 EVs with the Longest Range (Lowest –> Highest)
|Kia Soul EV||111 miles|
|BMW i3 (w/o Range Extender)||114 miles|
|Ford Focus Electric||115 miles|
|Hyundai Ioniq EV||124 miles|
|Volkswagen e-Golf||125 miles|
|Nissan LEAF||150 miles|
|Chevrolet Bolt||238 miles|
|Tesla Model X||237 – 295 miles|
|Tesla Model 3||220 – 310 miles|
|Tesla Model S||259 – 335 miles|