So long, free charging.
After announcing in November 2016 that it will start charging new Tesla owners for using its Supercharger network, Tesla detailed exactly how it will go down.
Tesla previously said that everyone who orders a Tesla after Jan. 15, 2017, or pre-ordered a Tesla that won’t arrive before April 2017, will be charged “a small fee” for charging at Supercharger stations. The company also said it would grant Tesla Model S and Model X (but not Model 3) car owners 400 kWh of free Supercharging credits per year.
Now we also know how much will the fee for charging beyond those credits will be, but it’s not one number, as the pricing is different in various regions and countries, and varies depending on whether you’re charging at or below 60kW (Tesla calls this tier 1) or above 60kW (tier 2). Read more…