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From Electrek: Elon Musk says Tesla Model 3 will include ‘free long-distance charging’

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    Elon Musk says Tesla Model 3 will include ‘free long-distance charging’

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    Tesla recently put the brakes on free supercharging for life for new Model S orders, limiting Teslas ordered after January 1 or delivered after April 1 of 2017. Most owners will still get plenty of free electricity, though, with a 400kWh yearly credit, and with electricity past that point still costing less than gasoline would.

    The change of the program was presented only for the Model S and X, and Tesla didn’t want to elaborate on the Model 3. more…

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    Kinda thinking this is just some confusion on Elon's part. I think he meant that the M3 will have the free 400KWH which is intended for road trips and such. Telsa really seems to be watching their language to discourage local charging which makes total sense.
     
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      I don't know, I think this article makes sense after I reread Tesla's supercharger blog. https://www.tesla.com/blog/update-our-supercharging-program. They made a point that supercharger's were meant for long distance travel and day to day charging should be done like a cell phone at home or work.
       
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      I must admit like @Brian_North I found Elon's statement a big confusing ... First of all, how will the SC know whether or not the T≡SLA stopping to charge is driven by a local, rather than by someone who needs 'juice' on a 700 miles/>1,000 km journey? Someone is always 'local' somewhere... Also, there will be folks who go on the odd long journey once or twice per year and others who will need to resort to SCs much more frequently because they like to travel (and besides, who would not in a Model ≡?! :)
      So it would be unfair to expect that 'long distance charging' would be free on a Model ≡ without any restriction on how often you drive long distance, even more so when the more expensive MS and MX ordered as of 1.1.17 would only get a yearly capped credit of 400 kWh... a solution which seems reasonable and equitable.

      Have a nice evening, or day depending where you are ! :)
       
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        I think everyone needs to just wait until they reveal the details of the new credit system by the end of the year.

        Elon is very clear and concise when he writes but when he speaks publicly his mind is racing around and he's very non linear. This leads to confusing statements.

        I'm pretty positive he meant to say "some free long distance charging" is included (referencing the 400kwh yearly allowance) but local charging will not be (discouraging local charging).
         
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          He did not say unlimited long distance, and the 400kwh deal does give free long distance (or local). BUT stands to reason most people will ration their own use to save the 400kwh for trips and not 'waste' them locally.
           
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