Tesla outgrows a sweet perk: no free charging for new Tesla buyers

Jed Kim Nov 8, 2016
HTML EMBED:
COPY
A Tesla electric-powered sedan stands at a Tesla charging staiton at a highway reststop along the A7 highway near Rieden, Germany.    Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Tesla outgrows a sweet perk: no free charging for new Tesla buyers

Jed Kim Nov 8, 2016
A Tesla electric-powered sedan stands at a Tesla charging staiton at a highway reststop along the A7 highway near Rieden, Germany.    Sean Gallup/Getty Images
HTML EMBED:
COPY

One sweet benefit of owning a Tesla has been free charging at the company’s network of high-speed charging stations. But no more. Tesla has announced that new buyers will get the charging equivalent of 1,000 miles a year, and then they’ll have to pay for the electricity that makes Teslas go. It’s a big shift for the company’s way of doing business.

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.