Tesla has taken a serious step against hogging superchargers even after filling up. Beware!
Well, the drivers who fail to move their car after charging within 5 minutes of completing the charge, The company will charge a penalty of $0.40 per minute.
@TeslaMotors We are going to modify this so that people only pay a fee if most bays are occupied. If the site is basically deserted, no problem to park.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 17, 2016
A customer would never leave a car parked by the pump at a gas station and the same thinking applies with Superchargers. We understand that it can be frustrating to arrive at a station only to discover fully charged Tesla cars occupying all the spots.
Keeping up with the charging process is really easy as drivers get notified when their car is nearing to full. Superchargers typically charge’s up Tesla in 30 minutes.
End Of Free Charging
Tesla in November said that it has more than 4,600 Superchargers globally, but the free charging is coming to an end. The company recently announced that Teslas ordered after January 1, 2017, have to pay a small fee for using the charging stations.