Tesla introduces charge for lazy owners who leave their automobiles at Supercharger stations

There’s nothing like driving your almost-empty Tesla up to a Supercharger station for a prime-up and obtaining every single spot taken by other cars — probably all charged up and ready to go. Exactly where are their drivers? How dare they? Tesla shares your anger and will soothe it by giving those drivers a various sort of charge.

You know, the funds kind.

The company announced right now that till it can make the cars move themselves as soon as charged — probably not that far off, truly — drivers will want to undertake that job, and do it within 5 minutes of the vehicle hitting one hundred percent. After that 5 minutes passes, a $ .40 per minute charge will start to assess — retroactively inclusive of the first 5, so you are searching at $ two proper off the bat.

“One would in no way leave a vehicle parked at a gas station proper at the pump and the exact same rule applies with Superchargers,” read Tesla’s announcement.

How will one know that it is accomplished and you need to have to scoot? Why, a single will get an alert on one’s phone, of course, via the Tesla app. One particular currently does, in reality. So a single in no way had any excuse.

“To be clear, this change is purely about escalating client happiness and we hope to by no means make any funds from it,” the announcement also reads. What an odd thing to say! Get that funds, Tesla. I predict a couple thousand bucks in the initial month. If you don’t want it, give it to a person who does.

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