Electrify America Charging Is about to Get More Expensive

  • It will be more expensive to charge at Electrify America stations starting March 6.
  • The company is increasing its prices per kilowatt-hour and per minute – varying by location – by up to 5 cents.
  • Pass+ members who pay $4 per month for discounted rates will also be affected by EA’s upcoming price increases.

Get ready to pay more when you plug into one of the thousands of Electrify America chargers spread across the country. The company is raising rates to 5 cents for its charging options per kilowatt-hour and per minute – which vary by location – starting March 6.

People who have a Pass membership as well as non-member guests will see the price for a session jump from 43 cents to 48 cents per kilowatt hour. Meanwhile, that same group of prices in states that require per-minute charging will also see a 5-cent increase from 32 to 37 cents. This is the price increase for fast charging speeds up to 350 kW; the rate rises by 3 pence from 16 to 19 cents for those charging at speeds of 90kW or less.

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While Electrify America says the people who pay $4 a month for the company’s Pass+ membership save about 25 percent on charging costs, they will still be affected by the upcoming price increases. Their rate per kilowatt hour will jump from 31 cents to 36 cents. As with non-discounted people, Pass+ members see their prices per minute rise by 3 cents (0.12 to 0.15) for up to 90kW charging speeds and by 5 cents (0.24 to 0.29) for up to 350 -kW speed.

EA made the first announcement earlier this month in an email sent to customers. The company cited rising energy and operating costs as the reason for the increased rates. Electrify America says it is the largest fast-charging network in the country, most recently claiming 800 total stations and 3,500 DC fast chargers.

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