According to a blog, this amount will be re-invested in the improvement of the Supercharger network.
Currently, the company gives 170 miles of range for just 30 minutes of charge time, which is to be increased in the days to come. However, it used to be free earlier.
The new prices will be charged according to state to state distance within US; while rest of the world will pay country wise.
“To put the affordability of Supercharging into perspective, customers will pay about $15 for a road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles, about $120 from Los Angeles to New York, about €60 from Paris to Rome, and about ¥400 from Beijing to Shanghai.”
Additional information on the blog reveals that 1000 miles worth of free Supercharge credit will be given to those who buy cars after January 15. And the same credit will be paid on every anniversary of the delivery.
So far no detailed information has been shared by Tesla, it is hoped that the charges will be brought down to lowest possible rates, owing to users’ increasing trust on the company.
Similarly, the company too is aiming for consumers’ ease.
“What’s important is that in every region, Supercharging will remain simple, seamless and always significantly cheaper than gasoline,” Tesla wrote in its blog. “We are only aiming to recover a portion of our costs and set up a fair system for everyone; this will never be a profit center for Tesla.”