Tesla Superchargers in Canada Rolling Out Off-Peak Rates

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.

Photo: Tesla

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.

Share on Facebook

More on the subject

ElectricTesla Superchargers in Canada Now Using kWh Billing
Tesla and its Supercharger network have repeatedly made headlines over the past few weeks as more and more automakers announced they will not only provide their customers with adapters starting next year, but also incorporate Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) in the design of their future electric vehicles starting …
ElectricSeven Automakers Partner on EV Chargers to Beat Tesla at Its Own Game
BMW, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis announced on Wednesday they will form a joint venture to develop a new, high-powered charging network in North America in order to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles. Without specifying a timetable, they said their goal is to offer at least …
ElectricSuperchargers to be Open to Non-Tesla Drivers in Ontario Later in 2023
While announcing financial support toward the installation of some 2,000 new EV chargers in Ontario last Friday, the Canadian government said it has reached a deal with Tesla to open a portion of its existing Supercharger network in the country to non-Tesla models. More specifically, an open Supercharging route will …
NewsThis is It: Refreshed 2024 Tesla Model 3 Finally Shows Up
The much-anticipated update to the Tesla Model 3 , known as “Project Highland,” is finally out. As we suspected, the most significant changes to the exterior are up front, with a sharper bumper and headlights. In the rear, the taillights have a different look, as well. New 18-inch Photon wheels …