Soon, the minute price of electric car charging will be history

More and Eviny are the last two out.

Mer og Eviny er de to siste av de store hurtigladeoperatørene som fortsatt har minuttprising som en del av sin prismodell. Det skal bort snarest, sier de nå.
Mer and Eviny are the last two of the major fast charging operators that still have minute pricing as part of their pricing model. It will be gone soon, they say now.


26). April 2022, 17:13 Both Mer and Eviny now announce that they will switch to pure kilowatt hour pricing for fast charging of electric cars. Thus, all the major charging players will have got rid of minute pricing, something both the Electric Car Association and NAF have long wanted. Mer Group’s CEO, Kristoffer Thoner, stated in NAF’s podcast Elbilpodden

that they plan to switch to the kilowatt hour price for charging «as fast as we can». He also states that much of the reason why they have not gone over until now, has been about the lack of charging culture in Norway. – There was a good reason why the minute price was introduced in its time, when people did not have a charging culture. It is no longer a problem. Now is a good time to put in place a more understandable charging process, says Thoner

in Elbilpodden , and informs the Norwegian Electric Car Association that they will have the kilowatt hour price in place by the summer. Eviny also informs Norwegian Electric Car Association that they will move away from minute prices, but at the same time point out that there should be a solution in place to avoid queuing when charging. – It is unfortunate not to have a good solution to ensure that the electric cars move from the chargers when they have reached 90 percent and charging begins to go slowly. A deadline with a fine for staying longer unfortunately has a very different effect and will penalize some car models over others, says head of fast charging in Eviny, division manager Odd Olaf Askeland to the Norwegian Electric Car Association. They inform the Norwegian Electric Car Association that they are working to find a flexible solution to ensure good flow at the charging stations. Today, for example, Tesla has a so-called barring fee to prevent people from standing at the charging stations after the car is fully charged and the station is at least half full. It is five kroner a minute and doubles again if the charging station is completely full. Kople also has its own fee to avoid people staying at the charging stations for too long. After 60 minutes, it starts to cost one kroner per minute, in addition to the kilowatt hour price. The Norwegian Electric Car Association has previously stated that it is almost impossible to compare prices between suppliers who have used minute prices. – It is almost impossible for electric drivers to compare prices between suppliers as it is now. Had all the operators used kWh pricing, it would have been much simpler and more similar to the pricing of petrol and diesel. In this way, the charging industry could put customers first and avoid getting into the same price chaos that the electricity companies are in, stated Secretary General Christina Bu to last year ()NAF could also agree at the time, and called for a clearer price structure for fast and lightning charging. – We believe that kilowatt-hours are the new liter measure. Then you pay for what you fill with electricity and it becomes easier to compare prices for consumers, said communications consultant Sødal at the time. Recently, a survey was also conducted of Norstat for NAF, where as many as 67 percent of electric drivers stated that they find it difficult to compare prices for fast charging. And despite the introduction of kilowatt-hour pricing, you also need to be careful about which provider you use. In the examples below, we use the prices stated by the various charging operators themselves and which you pay if you go through their own charging solution. However, if you use a different charging provider, the prices may be different. VG’s own charging app Elton, for example, has an agreement with Ionity which means that you pay NOK 7.50 / kWh, while Ionity itself requires NOK 8.40 / kWh. Fortum requires DKK 5.40 / kWh if you charge on a Recharge fast charger, while Recharge itself must have DKK 5.99 / kWh on the same charger if you pay with them. There are many such examples. Registered 5.99 kr / kWh


119.80 kr

6.99 kr / kWh 139.80 kr Everyone 5.99 kr / kWh

119.80 kr

Everyone 4,20 kr / kWh + 1 , 25 kr / min 121.50 kr Registered 4.25 kr / kWh + 1.25 kr / min 122.50 kr

Drop-in 4.25 kr / kWh + 2.50 kr / min 160,00 kr Everyone 5.70 kr / kWh 114,00 kr

Everyone 8.40 kr / kWh

($ 168.00) Everyone

2,50 kr / kWh 50,00 kr Everyone 6.10-6.90 kr / kWh. Average ISK 6.72 / kWh

$ 134.40 Everyone 4,05-5,00 kr / kWh. Average ISK 4.71 / kWh NOK 94,20 Registered (App / RFID) 4,25 kr / kWh 85,00 kr kr / min

Offers only 350 kW Offers up to 250 kW. Section taken from TOCN As you may see, charging prices have increased significantly since the last time we reviewed the charging prices of the various players in May last year. This is probably mainly due to the fact that electricity prices have been as high as they have been. Tesla has also raised prices significantly. Tesla Owner’s Club Norway (TOCN) compared, for example, the prices in Tesla’s Supercharger network in April with the prices in December , and saw price increases at all Tesla stations – between 10 and almost 60 percent. The cheapest Tesla chargers now cost NOK 4.05 / kWh for Tesla owners and others car owners with a subscription , while the most expensive costs 5.00 kr / kWh. If you do not have a subscription, you have to pay between 6.10 and 6.90 kroner at the 15 Tesla stations that are open for other brands, according to a review we did on Tuesday. For lightning charging (from 150 kW and up) the prices at the various operators now look like this:

Registered 6.59 kr / kWh 395,40 kr


7.59 kr / kWh

455,40 kr

Everyone 6.49 kr / kWh ISK 389.40

Everyone 4.20 kr / kWh + 1.25 kr / min 302,00 kr

Registered 4.25 kr / kWh + 1.25 kr / min 302,00 kr Drop-in 4.25 kr / kWh + 2.50 kr / min 352,00 kr

Everyone 5.90 kr / kWh

354,00 kr


/ kWh 504,00 kr

Everyone 2,50 kr / kWh

150, 00 kr Everyone 6,10-6, 90 kr / kWh. Average ISK 6.72 / kWh

$ 403.20 Everyone 4,05-5,00 kr / kWh. Average ISK 4.71 / kWh $ 282,60 Registered (App / RFID) 4.75 kr / kWh $ 285.00

kr / min

Offers only 350 kW =Offers up to 250 kW. Section taken from TOCN

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