The Parisian charging station operator Bélib’ has just announced its new prices. And bad news, those are on the rise. So much so that charging an electric car like a Tesla costs more than filling up with gasoline or diesel.
Charging is now one of the main obstacles to buying an electric car, as well as autonomy, the two being strongly related. Waiting solid battery developmentwhich will allow browse over 1,000 kilometers on a single charge with almost instant charging, it is important that the network of terminals develops. If we are still far from 100,000 charging points promised by the government by the end of 2021, the site of theFrance was counting 77,318 as of November 30. But if the number of terminals and operators is constantly increasing, another obstacle puts off some motorists: the price.
A rising price
If there are still free terminals, most require payment. And unfortunately, with the wholesale electricity price increase, it becomes more and more expensive. Tesla, for example, has just increased the prices of its Superchargers and introduced a rate for peak hours and off-peak hours. If Allego has lowered its prices, the company has also instituted a similar policywith a price that varies according to the hour in order to encourage users to connect when the network is not very busy.
Today, it’s the turn of Bélib’ d’announce price changes. The operator in charge of the terminals installed in Paris is indeed increasing the prices of its services and no longer bills only by the minute but also by the kW, like all its competitors. Four formulas are then proposed: Moto, Flex, Boost and Boost+, delivering respective powers of 3.7 kW, 7 kW, 22 kW and 50 kW. It is then possible to pay as a standard visitor or to take out a subscription.
A rate reserved for the inhabitants of the capital is then proposed and is a little more advantageous. In both cases, it is then necessary to pay 7 euros per year in addition to the price of the kW. A formula that is reminiscent ionity, which also offers a subscription at 17.99 euros per year. At Tesla, it is possible to take advantage of a preferential rate on Superchargers if you do not own a brand car by opting for a subscription at 12.99 euros per month. It is then necessary to count approximately 0.60 euro per kW in off-peak hoursagainst 0.70 euro per kW without the formula.
Bélib’ subscribers, whether Parisian or not, can take advantage of top-up on 22 kW terminals for 2.15 euros for 15 minuteswhile 50 kW sockets are billed at 0.45 euro per minute.
Driving on diesel is cheaper
If you own a Tesla Model 3 Long Autonomywhich has an 82 kWh battery, it will cost you approximately 32 euros to go from 10 to 80% in one hour with the Belib’ Boost + package (50 kW) for visitors. For comparison, only 30 minutes are needed on a Supercharger, which peaks at 250 kW, with an addition of 34 euros.
However, this is not the same if you opt for the Flex package up to 7 kW. It will indeed cost you 0.55 euro per kWh and 0.78 euro per 15 minutes. Result, if you have not subscribed to any subscription, you will have to pay 50 euros for a charge of 10 to 80% in 7 hours, which is equivalent to approximately 22 euros for 100 kilometers. At that price, it is then much more advantageous to drive on diesel or gasoline with costs between 10 and 15 euros per 100 km !
The rates are a little more interesting if you subscribe to the subscription at 7 euros per year, with a kWh ranging from 0.30 to 0.55 euro depending on the time slot, while the cost per minute varies from 0.05 euro in off-peak hours to 0.60 euro in broad daylight. Note that the price is the same regardless of the district. On his side, Ionity charges 0.69 euro per kWh for customers without a subscription and 0.35 euro for those who have subscribed to an annual offer.
But the palm of the cheapest network goes for the time being to Lidl, which charges 0.40 euros on 180 and 360 kW terminals. 22 kW chargers only cost 25 cents per kWh. The distributor is thus cheaper thanElectra, which only requires 0.44 euros per kWh for all its terminals, up to 300 kW.
Be that as it may, it is always cheaper to recharge at home, with the 0.174 euro claimed per kWh by the regulated tariff. Enough to reduce the cost per 100 km to less than 3 euros.
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Charging a Tesla in Paris will now cost twice as much as a full tank of gas
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