Tesla Superchargers in Canada Rolling Out Off-Peak Rates

Published on August 24, 2023 in Electric by Guillaume Rivard

Three weeks after making the switch to kWh billing at Superchargers across Canada (owners will no longer be billed by the amount of time their vehicle is plugged in), Tesla started implementing more changes yesterday.

Some of the rates have been adjusted and off-peak rates have been added, as well. That was already the case in the U.S., but not north of the border.

For now, though, it seems the move only applies in B.C. and Ontario. What’s more, only select Superchargers in these two provinces are impacted, as Drive Tesla Canada reports.

The website gave the example of a Supercharger station in Richmond, B.C. where rates drop as low as $0.10/kWh during the off-peak hours between 12:00am and 4:00am. They go up to $0.27/kWh between 4:00am and 2:00pm, and increase again to $0.34/kWh between 2:00pm and 12:00am. In Coquitlam, four different rates are now in effect. Depending on the time of day, they range from $0.13/kWh to $0.36/kWh.

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Over in Ontario, Tesla owners face much higher rates. At the Etobicoke station, it’s now $0.60/kWh between 12:00pm and 8:00pm (previously $0.47/kWh). The lowest off-peak rate is $0.29/kWh between 12:00am and 4:00am. The rates in Mississauga range from $0.37/kWh to $0.58/kWh.

We suspect more Superchargers in more provinces will follow suit later in 2023.

In related news, the first CCS-compatible Supercharger in Canada will soon go live in Deep River, Ontario. The existing station has just been retrofitted with a so-called “Magic Dock,” allowing non-Tesla owners to charge their EV.

It’s all part of a deal between the Canadian government and Tesla to open a portion of the automaker’s Supercharger network in the country to all EV models, as announced in late May. More specifically, an open Supercharging route will be piloted for EV drivers between Sudbury and Ottawa later this year.

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