Through its Engage Tesla platform aimed at creating a digital home base for all of its work and make it easier for all community members to stay in the loop, Tesla has launched a new petition to urge the Canadian government to adopt dollars per kilowatt-hour ($/kWh) as the electric vehicle charging standard, Tesla North is reporting.
With Measurement Canada “yet to develop metering standards that allow EV charging to be priced on the amount of energy received (kW per hour),” Tesla explains that time-based billing was not designed with EV charging in mind and that it is unfair for both drivers and charging providers.
The electric car maker is, therefore, suggesting the Canadian government to “waive those outdated rules temporarily to allow EV charging operators to bill drivers per-kWh.”
While Measurement Canada develops new metering standards for EV charging @DianeAllanMC @NavdeepSBains and @ISED_CA please enable kWh-billing by temporarily pausing current standards. #FairBillingForEVs
— Tesla North (@RealTeslaNorth)
“Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy, and with your help, we can ensure all EV drivers feel confident that they’re getting billed for the electricity they’re really using,” explains the Engage Tesla website.
You can also get involved and request the federal government officials to adopt kWh billion for EV charging by clicking here.