EasyGo just updated their pricing structure, for their fast chargers, with a cheaper rate when you charge at a lower power.
Every EV owner knows that in winter, with a cold battery, charging speed is much lower and it’s possible to see rates as low as 20kw on some models whilst in summer you would get twice that power. On that basis, a price per minute makes your charge much more pricey. On the other side of the spectrum, a per kwh charge may seem fairer but hogging becomes a major risk.
Every provider knows it’s a difficult problem to solve and EasyGo just came with an original solution : a price per kwh that will vary depending on your peak charging speed.
The connection fee is still €0.24 and on top of that you now have 3 per minute rates. This rate will be applied to the whole session duration :
0-20kw : €0.17 per minute
21-35kw : €0.25 per minute
36-50kw : €0.35 per minute
If this will not change anything for most EVs, able to charge at over 40kw. But vehicles like the Nissan Leaf 24, in winter, will benefit from a more reasonable rate as you can see on the updated pricing table below :
EasyGo has recently opened its second Fast charger location in Kinnegad Plaza (M6/M4 junction), co. Westmeath, and has recently launched an Android app (and soon for iPhone).