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Free Supercharging For 60-kWh Model S: How A Lucky Few Got It


It looks like Tesla may have done it again.

to Nissan s challenged public to hot-weather range-loss problems in its electric car, a recent by Tesla to offer free to early buyers of the 60-kWh of its 2012 Model S looks brilliant customer relations.

Or at it looks brilliant to me. I m set to take in December of my own all-electric Tesla S luxury sport sedan.

And a surprise e-mail from Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] earlier week, I m a really, really customer right now.

Here s the story.

I put down my more than three ago, so I m pretty early in the P 717, out of 13,000 outstanding as of week).

My number came up in and I chose my battery size (60 the middle of three alternatives) and (green), specified the options I and signed my purchase agreement on 5.

One of the options supposedly available to me at time was Supercharging: the onboard and software required to use the network of charging stations that had been teasing for months it hadn t then officially any details.

According to Tesla s website, was to be standard on the 85-kWh Model S, at a price to be determined on 60-kWh like mine, and unavailable on the 40-kWh version.

But I didn t see a box to check on my purchase agreement. No Since I knew little Supercharging, and the price had not yet been I wouldn t have opted for it any

Then, on September 24, Tesla unveiled the Supercharger system. The big was that the charging service be free for all Model S owners with the hardware to handle it.

days later, I got an e-mail the price of the Supercharger option for my car: $1,000 for the hardware, $1,000 for software testing and

But, the e-mail continued, you are an early reservation holder and your 60-kWh Model S complete Supercharging information was we planned ahead to build Model S with Supercharger at no additional cost to you.


The testing and calibration, would still cost Did I want my Supercharging hardware at that price?

I mulled one for a while. Though I don t often long cross-country trips, it be nice to have the option.

It a waste to have the Supercharging in the car, but unusable. And, I didn t want to miss out on the Tesla experience.

So, what the hell? I clicked the Add box.

Four days came the e-mail that and delighted me.

TESLA Model S – 60 kWh Auto

After revisiting of the explanations we used on our website and in our Studio the past few months, we as though it was not as clear as it should been regarding the requirement to Supercharging on 60-kWh battery

As a result, we are going to waive the fee to enable Supercharging on your Model S. You will now receive unlimited Supercharging on your car at no cost.

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We apologize for the confusion. We thought our were clear, but they not clear enough.

To be honest, I was confused about the Supercharger

But I will happily accept s largesse, and take it as a very sign for the future: This is a that clearly wants to its customers happy.

Now, that Model S service .

David Noland is a Tesla S reservation holder and freelance who lives north of New York This is his fifth article for Gear Media.


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