By B.N. Frank
Tesla vehicles have been and continue to be associated with high maintenance costs as well as multiple security (see 1, 2, 3) and safety issues, some of which have led to fatal accidents, lawsuits, recalls, and investigations (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22). Safety issues include battery fires and fires that are difficult to extinguish (see 1, 2). Of course, battery fires and fires that are difficult to extinguish have also been reported with other company’s electric vehicles (EVs) as well (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). But I digress. In regard to high costs – Tesla recently again increased the cost to charge its vehicles in Europe.
Tesla Is Hiking Supercharger Prices “Significantly” Across Europe
by Tyler Durden
Prices are going up at the pump…err, we mean the Tesla Superchargers.
According to a new report from electrek, Tesla is increasing prices at its Supercharger stations “significantly” across Europe as the continent continues to deal with a sprawling energy crisis that shows no signs of slowing.
The additional price hikes come after Tesla has already increased prices throughout 2022.
“Due to an increase in energy prices, we are adjusting Supercharging pricing across Europe,” Tesla wrote in a letter to its owners in Europe this week. The rising prices not only are a burden for EV owners, but they are starting to challenge the narrative that EVs are cheaper to own and operate on a day to day basis.
The blog lamented that it used to cost no more than $5 or $10 for a full charge at a Supercharger. Now, prices are approaching $30.
One Zero Hedge contributor in Europe experienced the rise in prices firsthand this week when an Uber driver, sporting an EV other than a Tesla, remarked that electricity prices had soared over the past week, and that it now costs about $30 to charge fully at a Supercharging station.
A couple dollars more and it’ll almost cost the same as filling up with a tank of gas. Oh, the irony…
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High levels of biologically and environmentally harmful radiation emissions have also been reported in Teslas and other EVs (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Got pets? Radiation exposure from EVs (and other common sources) can affect them too.
Activist Post reports regularly about Teslas, EVs, and unsafe technology. For more information, visit our archives and the following websites:
- Wireless Information Network
- Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
- Environmental Health Trust
- Physicians for Safe Technology
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