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

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

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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.

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