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Tesla users to pay Supercharger fees differently by state and country

Tesla announces increasing capacity of the Supercharger network is one of top priorities in 2017. New Tesla owners also get a glimpse into what journeys will cost after having to pay for using the network.

According to an update regarding the Supercharger network Tesla Model S and Model X cars ordered after January 15, 2017 will receive 400 kWh (kilowatt-hour) of free Supercharging credits (roughly 1,000 miles) annually on the anniversary of their delivery.

The Tesla team says it carefully considered current Supercharger usage and found that 400 kWh covers the annual long-distance driving needs of the majority of owners.

Also, Tesla says owners will be charged a fee if they travel beyond their annual credit.

“In North America, pricing is fixed within each state or province; overseas, pricing is fixed within each country. In most regions, Tesla owners will pay per kWh as it’s the fairest way to pay for the exact energy used. However, due to local regulations, in several regions we will charge per minute of usage instead, though we are actively working with regulators to update the rules. What’s important is that in every region, Supercharging will remain simple, seamless and always significantly cheaper than gasoline,” the Tesla team claims.

The update states that 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.

John Beckett