Taipei, Tesla, the world’s biggest electric vehicle maker, announced Monday that drivers will soon be asked to pay a fee when charging their cars at all its supercharging stations across Taiwan.
From Oct. 15, Tesla drivers will be charged a floating fee between NT$7 (US$0.24)-NT$12 kWh, depending on the location and time they charge their vehicles. The navigation map app installed in the vehicle’s touch screen can be used to check real-time fees, Tesla Taiwan said in a statement.
Initially, Tesla drivers will have to pay different rates at peak times (from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday) and at off-peak times first at the company’s supercharging facility in Taipei’s Neihu District, National Taiwan University and at Taichung’s J Mall, to reduce waiting time for drivers, the statement said.
During the Taipei International Auto Show in December, Tesla announced it planned to increase its total number of supercharging facilities in Taiwan from 19 to 25 by the end of this year. The company charges vehicles at a peak rate of 250 kilowatts, it noted.
In a statement issued during the auto show, Tesla said it sold nearly 2,500 of its latest Model 3 vehicles in Taiwan from August to December 2019.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel