Tesla Letter To Rein In Local Supercharger Use Goes Wrong


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Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a change in Tesla’s Supercharging philosophy. Instead of “free forever” (the phrase the company has used since the beginning), Musk said the Supercharger promise is now “free long-distance travel forever” Superchargers, the free ultrafast Tesla-onl...Read more

Life With Tesla Model S: Does Supercharging Cut Battery Capacity?


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Last month, my wife and I took my 2013 Tesla Model S on a day trip from our home in New York’s Hudson Valley to Brattleboro, Vermont, a distance of 180 miles. We picked up our daughter, charged the 85-kilowatt-hour battery up to 98 percent at the Brattleboro Supercharger, and returned home via a longer, more scen...Read more

Tesla Model 3: Speculating On Batteries, Power, Price, Versions


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The upcoming Tesla Model 3 may just be the most anticipated and significant electric car ever. Scheduled to hit the market in late 2017 with a price tag of $35,000 and a range of 200-plus miles, the Model 3 aims to be the first true mass-market electric car. Its sales are targeted at 500,000 per year by 2020—full...Read more

Tesla's Contradictory Messages: Is Supercharging Unlimited, Or Not?


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At Tesla’s annual shareholders’ meeting earlier this month, CEO Elon Musk groused about Model S owners who aggressively use the company’s Superchargers for their local driving. Superchargers, Musk said, were intended for long-distance charging. For Model S owners fortunate enough to live near the ligh...Read more

Life With Tesla Model S: Local Supercharger Joys & Frustrations


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As an early Tesla Model S owner, I’m accustomed to waiting. After putting down a $5,000 deposit in April 2009, I waited nearly four years to take delivery of the car. And then I waited another 18 months for the vast barren Northeast Supercharger Desert to bloom, finally unleashing the car’s long-distance po...Read more