Tesla Extends Unlimited Charging Offer Until January 15. Unknown Fee To Be Charged To Customers After That Date.

Jan 03, 2017 06:40 AM EST | JP Olvido


It has been reported that Tesla will continue offering new customers unlimited charging for their electronic vehicles up to January 15, 2017. It was announced last November 7 that customers who bought new Tesla vehicles will no longer enjoy the perks of unlimited charging on the car manufacturer's Supercharger network after January 1.

Tesla's Unlimited Charging Offer. Tesla's offer of unlimited charging was its key selling point for customers purchasing their cars. Initially, customers who purchased their electronic vehicles would be able to use their Supercharger network free of charge indefinitely.

Last November 7, they had announced that come January 1, 2017, their unlimited charging offer would already stop and that customers who buy their cars after New Year's Day will only be getting charging credits of up to 400kWh per year which cover about 1,000 miles. This is similar to customers being given free gas after purchasing a regular car. Beyond 1000 miles, customers will have to pay a fee to charge their cars.

It is still unknown how much Tesla will be charging customers for using their Supercharger Network. However, there have been speculations that the price will be based off local electricity rates.

Just recently, Tesla announced that their unlimited charging offer will be extended up to the 15th of January this year. This announcement affords new customers more time to charge cars without paying at all.

In a statement from Tesla about the end of their unlimited charging offer, it is said that the "Supercharger will never be a profit center" and applies to all Tesla customers, regardless of when they had purchased their electronic vehicle.

This announcement is basically beneficial to customers who still plan to buy a Tesla vehicle before January 15. The extended offer is especially beneficial to customers interested in the new Tesla Model S and X electronic vehicles.

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