It was foreseeable and, in some cases, even foreseen: the sharp rises in the prices of gas and, therefore, of the electricity produced with it – in addition to making their weight felt on the bills of domestic users – also entails tariff increases for recharging of battery-powered cars. Some users of the Duferco Energia service have already noticed this, to whom the increases for the use of the Quick and Fast columns with power up to 50 kW have been communicated: a flat contract for recharges up to 300 kWh per month stipulated at 25 euros plus VAT was raised, with a simple written communication, to 129 euros plus VAT and for only 200 kWh per month. The customer, of course, is given the right to terminate the contract, in the face of the unilateral variation of the conditions, but what can someone who has now converted to electron mobility do? Each single kWh thus costs the customer just under € 0.65, against a previous average, estimated by Motus-E (association of companies in the sector), 0.25 euros for domestic top-ups and 0.40-0.45 euros for those implemented at the columns on public land. The new amount charged by Duferco Energia is even close to € 0.70-0.80 per kWh so far found in Hpc infrastructures.
What’s going to happen. The case of the Genoese company will certainly not remain isolated: moreover, even Enel X had already anticipated, in an interview to the e-Mobility manager in Italy Federico Caleno, the need to increase the rate charged to mobility service providers by about 10 cents per kWh, who are then responsible for deciding whether to pass on all or part of the increase to their customers. Much, however, will depend on the trend in the coming months of gas tariffs, currently stabilized at around 80 euros per megawatt hour, after having exceeded the threshold of 150 last December. ‘arrival of spring, which leads to a decrease in demand, crisis between Russia and Ukraine permitting.