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- Apr 18, 2020
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Here in NNY, there are a couple of DC fast chargers that’s are free, but only one that has chademo. Those are definitely an exception, not the rule.Worst case is that I spent a more than a dollar per kWh last January topping off my bike. This can happen easily given peak time charges or per-visit minimums.
Heck, I got charged a buck last month and the EVSE didn't give me any watts. I had to go to the bank to get my buck back. What a pain! Luckily those sorts of fees are being phased out over the next five years. And they're the exception rather than the rule.
Peak electricity in say, San Diego, is over 60¢ a kWh. Ionity was charging 79¢ a kWh plus fees this year: https://electrek.co/2020/01/17/ioni...hicle-charging-prices-500-percent-january-31/. So just like watching out for that one gas station in the pass charging you twice the going rate... Well, it can happen.
Tesla tries to average out their prices, but they did add in peak hour charging now, so we'll have to watch for that. It's not the usual, though. For home charges and office-park fast chargers (which is a trickle for a Cybertruck but worth it if you're there for more than an hour, especially in inclement weather) many are free or very, very cheap.