EV charging tariffs to rise next month

Tariffs for charging electric vehicles within Dundee City Council’s are set to go up next month.

Monday, 20th March 2023, 3:29pm
EV charging tariffs to rise next month

The local authority has said the move has been prompted by continued instability in the fuel market.

From April 1 the two rates which reflect the need to balance availability between fast and rapid chargers, and to accommodate the higher cost of providing rapid chargers, will both increase by 5p per Kwh. The Dundee residents’ discounted tariff will also end. Connection and overstay charges will remain unchanged.

When charges were introduced in 2019, it was agreed that the residents’ discounted tariff would move to a cost recovery rate when Scottish Government subsidies ended.

The new tariff rates will be 30p per Kwh for fast chargers (up to 22kW) and 35p per kWh for rapid chargers (up to 43kW AC or 50kW DC). Ultra-rapid chargers (100kW or 150Kw) will be priced at 40p per Kwh. EV users registered in the city will be notified of the new tariffs which will now apply to them.

A spokesperson said: “Charging infrastructure in the city has continued to grow since it was first introduced in 2011 and there are now 313 charging points. The cost of charging was last revised in November 2022.”

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