Tesla Supercharger Station Still Free; Two Weeks Extension By Elon Musk

Jan 03, 2017 07:50 AM EST | Mariechris Felipe

Using Tesla Supercharger Stations for free is one of the main advantages of buying Tesla cars that are worth thousands of dollars. However, Tesla recently shocked the world by declaring last November that the superchargers will not be free anymore. However, Elon Musk is giving extra two weeks to their loyal customers.

Tesla made a controversial announcement by making a major change in their program as they plan to put a fee for their Tesla Supercharger Station. This is due to some Tesla owners abusing the free service and were seen parking at the station even after their cars were already fully charged. Tesla even thought of an idle fee policy where owners need to pay $.40 per minute for those idle times.

Now it seems that Tesla is backing up, or at least mellowing down a bit according to Cnet as they extended the unlimited and free access until Jan. 15. Tesla posted this on their Twitter account saying that new owners or interested buyers of the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X that haven't made up their minds should experience the free service of the Tesla Supercharger Station.

It is a great incentive for those who want to purchase the Model S and Model X, according to Teslarati. It is important to note that the upcoming release of the brand, the Tesla Model 3, does not offer this option as the vehicle is one of Tesla's low-cost electric car.

After Jan. 15, Tesla Supercharger Stations will just give a bonus time for new customers - those who place an order on a Model S or Model X will have 400 kilowatt hours per year or just about 1600 kilometers. After that, Tesla owners will have to pay a fee for using the charging stations.

At the moment, the company has not given details on the amount Tesla owners will have to pay for the excess kilowatt hours. Tesla has indicated that it will be less than the price of filling up in gas. However, Tesla has already made it clear that prices can "fluctuate" over time and can vary depending on the country and the cost of electricity itself. Tesla is expected to announce more details anytime soon.

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