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EV charging provider Evie increases charging prices in Australia


50kW Evie fast chargers will increase to $0.50 per kWh, while rapid 350kW chargers will now be $0.65 per kWh

Electric vehicle charging network Evie has increased its prices in Australia, making it slightly more expensive for EV owners to juice up their electric cars

Pricing to use a 50kW charger was $0.45 per kWh, now it has increased by five cents to $0.50 per kWh.

If you want to use Evie’s 350kW chargers, pricing has gone up for that, too. Expect to pay $0.65 per kWh, rather than the previous price of $0.60 per kWh. 

2023 Peugeot 308 PHEV charging port hand
It’s going to get a little bit more expensive to charge with Evie

In a statement, Evie said that the rise in prices is due to the rising costs of energy and the “costs of providing electricity to these chargers”. 

“This adjustment will enable us to continue to invest in operating and growing our network,” the company said. 

The pricing change became effective on 10 July 2023. 

Evie Caltex electric car charger
Evie supplies both 50kW and 350kW chargers

What sort of difference will this make, even if the price has only gone up slightly?

We recently did a charging test with Evie for the Hyundai Ioniq 5 Dynamiq rear-wheel-drive model.

If we take this car as an example, for 65.403kWh of energy provided, we paid $42.51. This was using the higher rate of $0.65 per kWh with a 350kW charger. 

2023 Peugeot 308 PHEV charging port
Charging is becoming more expensive

However, doing the calculations on an identical charge (from 12 percent to 84 percent state of charge) at $0.60 per kWh, the charging session would have cost $39.24 – a difference of $3.27. 

That might not seem like much, but if you charged roughly the same amount every week for 52 weeks of the year, that would be $170 more to charge your EV every year over the old pricing.