Tesla will end the free unlimited use of its supercharging network to new customers after 1 January 2017.
Owners of new Tesla vehicles will instead get a supply of roughly 1000 miles’ worth of free supercharging credits per year, although existing owners will still get the same supply as they previously did.
Tesla will now charge owners a “small fee” to use a Tesla supercharger, which, the car maker claims, will continue to cost less than filling a car with an internal combustion engine. The price Tesla charges to use its network will not be fixed and will depend on the cost of energy at that time.
The electric car brand claims that the supercharger is the world’s fastest charging station, providing “up to 170 miles of range in as little as 30 minutes".