Those buying a Tesla Model S or Model X from now, will have to pay for charging at a Supercharger. The EV maker has ended its free Supercharging credit programme for good. Owners of a Model 3 had never benefitted from it in the first place.
Yet this transition from free Supercharging to a paid model is not entirely new. It had been introduced gradually when two years ago, free Supercharging for life had been turned into a 400 kWh credit for Model S and Model X electric cars.
The credit allowed Tesla owners to fully Supercharge their electric vehicles 4 – 5 times a year before Tesla starts to invoice them.
From now, all new Tesla owners will have to pay from the start. The programme ended on November, 2, 2018 officially and any Model S or Model X acquired after this date will not benefit from free Supercharging.
The Tesla support page specifies, that “in North America, pricing is fixed within each state or province. Internationally, pricing is fixed within each country. All prices include taxes and fees. Where possible, owners are billed per kWh (kilowatt-hour). In other areas, we (Tesla) bill for the service per minute.”