Tesla enacts Supercharger fee based on idle time while plugged in

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  1. Teslarati Bot

    Teslarati Bot New Member

    Dec 6, 2016

    [​IMG]It didn't take long for Elon Musk to honor his word that Tesla would “take action” against Supercharger abusers. Less than a week after a Model S owner publicly voiced their concern of Tesla owners using Supercharger stalls as parking spaces even after being fully charged, the company has enacted a new policy that will charge owners a $.40 idle fee for every minute the vehicle is left plugged in and not charging.
    “We designed the Supercharger network to enable a seamless, enjoyable road trip experience. Therefore, we understand that it can be frustrating to arrive at a station only to discover fully charged Tesla cars occupying all the spots. To create a better experience for all owners, we’re introducing a fleet-wide idle fee that aims to increase Supercharger availability.”, says Tesla via a press release and accompanying blog post.
    The new fee-based structure will impact all existing Model S and Model X owners. Drivers are encouraged to monitor their Tesla mobile app for alerts and notifications sent when the vehicle is nearing a full charge. A 5-minute grace period will be allowed before drivers will be notified that a Supercharger “idle fee”, charged by the minute, has begun if the vehicle isn't unplugged and moved from the Supercharger stall.

    Article: Tesla enacts Supercharger fee based on idle time while plugged in

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