Tesla cuts price of Supercharger membership

Tesla has dropped the price of its Supercharger membership package, just days after introducing the scheme.

Tesla launched a new membership model for its extensive Supercharger network on April 12, offering discounted charging rates to non-Tesla drivers for a fixed monthly fee.

It has now reduced that monthly price from £10.99 to £8.99 as well as launching an annual membership option. That package, priced at £90 per year, represents a 16% saving compared to a monthly subscription.

Tesla is opening a growing number of its Supercharger locations up to drivers of other brands of EVs and the subscription package offers them a reduced charging cost compared with non-members. Tesla owners are automatically members and benefit from the lowest costs.

Currently 42 of the UK and Ireland’s 140 Supercharger locations are accessible to drivers of any EV with a CCS charging port, giving non-Tesla drivers access to more than 470 devices. With the latest V4 Superchargers, drivers can use contactless payments on the device while for older V3 chargers, drivers need to use the Tesla app to connect and pay.

In a statement announcing the changes, Tesla said: “With this update, Tesla owners will continue to enjoy a seamless and fully integrated Supercharging experience at lower member rates than non-membership prices, while all EV owners will have more affordable options to choose from.

“Supercharging without a membership will remain available at stations accessible to all EV drivers, while Supercharging rates will continue to be updated regularly to provide affordable, fast-charging for all EV drivers.”

Customers with an active membership will benefit from an automatically reduced monthly fee or can switch to a yearly membership plan. The Tesla app must be updated to version 4.32 or above to use the service.

Matt Allan

Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.

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