Apr 12, 2024 - News

🔌 Mapped: EV charging costs in Texas

Average EV charging station prices, January 2024
Data: Stable Auto; Note: Does not include Tesla charging stations; Map: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

Electric vehicle drivers in Texas face some of the highest charging rates at public stations.

Why it matters: Charging an EV at a public charging site in Texas costs about three times as much as in Nebraska. The gap suggests EV charging companies are still figuring out how to price a top-off.

By the numbers: It costs an average of 50 cents per kilowatt-hour to charge an electric car at a public charging station in Texas.

  • The national average is 45 cents per kWh, according to data from EV charger software developer Stable Auto.

Context: A typical EV with 300 miles of range usually takes about 75-100 kWh to go from empty to full.

Between the lines: Charging networks such as Electrify America, EVgo and ChargePoint consider a host of factors in setting their charging price — not least the local electricity rate.

Yes, but: The big gaps in prices among states suggest something is amiss, Stable argues.

  • Gasoline prices also differ across state lines, but not as greatly as EV charging rates.

What's next: More networks in the past six months have started adopting Tesla's variable pricing model, which accounts for the site location, time of day, and amount of power a station is delivering.

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