Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) President of Sales and Services, Jon McNeil, confirmed recently that all Tesla electric cars purchased before the deadline will have access to free and unlimited lifetime Supercharging. “all Teslas purchased with Supercharging for life carry that benefit for the life of the car,” tweeted McNeil.
Why Tesla removed Supercharging from its CPO page?
Last week, the EV firm pushed back the deadline for the free and unlimited Supercharging service by 15 days, which will end this week. After the deadline, all new electric cars will be put into the Supercharger Credit program.
As per a report by Electrek, it was not clear whether Tesla’s Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) cars will have access to the free, lifetime fast-DC charging, like all the cars ordered before the deadline. After the announcement of the Supercharger Credit, the EV firm removed any mention of the Supercharger access from all the car listing on its CPO, thus, increasing the uncertainty. Also, it is uncertain why the automaker removed the mention of the Supercharging from its CPO page.
Now, it has been confirmed that if the electric car was originally bought with Supercharging access, then the buyer will still be able to get the perk with its CPOs cars. Now, we just have to wait for Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) to reveal the pricing details of the program, and to answer why it removed the mention of Supercharging from its CPO page.
Supercharging program – what we know?
In November, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced that all cars, whose orders are confirmed by Dec 31, 2016 and whose delivery was received by customers before March 31, 2017, will have free Supercharging access for lifetime. Other buyers will enter the Supercharger Credit program, and will be allotted 400kWh of free Supercharger credits. This is equivalent to around 1,000 miles every year.
For more kilowatt-hours from the Superchargers, the buyers will have to purchase more credits. If those buyers run out of their yearly quota, credit will be required. This Supercharging fee has been introduced to ensure the regular expansion of the Supercharger network. Tesla has not revealed any pricing details for the credits, but it is known that the Supercharger credits will differ from region to region.
Certified Pre-Owned cars are still an amazing way to get an electric car at a lower cost, and with the free unlimited Supercharging. However, a major setback is that almost all cars listed on the CPO do not have the most recent Autopilot hardware suite. Since, there was an overlap of some months between the beginning of production of the new hardware and the end of the unlimited free Supercharging, some of those cars will become available ultimately, says Electrek.
On Monday, Tesla shares closed up 0.99% at $231.28.