Tesla announced a big change back in November. The company said that customers who buy a Tesla after January 1, 2017, will no longer be able to charge their EVs for free within the Supercharger network. Instead, they will receive 400 kWh of free Supercharging credits annually, which is enough for around 1,000 miles of driving.
Recently, the company took to Twitter to announce a two-week extension, which means that customers who order a Tesla by January 15 will still be able to enjoy unlimited free Supercharging. Those who will place their orders after this date, will therefore only receive the already mentioned 400 kWh of free Supercharging credits annually.
Once the free Supercharging credits are used up, customers will have to pay a small fee when charging their cars at a Supercharger station. For now, Tesla has not announced exactly how much this fee will be but has said that it will be less than the price of filling up a comparable gas car.
The company also stated that the Supercharger network “will never be a profit center”. But we assume that by implementing fees for charging, Tesla will be able to keep its costs down and invest more money into the expansion of the Supercharger network.
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