Tesla has released details on exactly how much it will cost to use its Supercharger network.
Tesla Model S and Model X buyers who order their cars after January 15, 2017 will get roughly 1,000 miles, or 400 kilowatt-hours, per year for free. After that, the cost for Supercharging will differ from state to state and province to province, though to give an idea of the price, Tesla says that a road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles, a distance of 383 miles, will cost about $15.
Driving from Los Angeles to New York will cost about $120, while it will be about €60 from Paris to Rome, and about ¥400 from Beijing to Shanghai.
Buyers who already own a Tesla or order one before January 15 will continue to get free Supercharging.
In most regions, owners will be charged per kWh, while in some states or provinces owners will be charged by the minute, though Tesla is working to change that. There will be two payment tiers, depending on the kind of charging taking place. If a vehicle is charging at or below 60 kW, tier 2 applies, which is half the cost of tier 1.
Buyers of the upcoming Tesla Model 3 will also be subject to these new Supercharging costs, with Tesla saying that charging will always be significantly cheaper than gasoline.
Detailed pricing for each state can be found on Tesla’s website, and seems to be in a range of $0.11 to $0.20 a kWh in the U.S. For some examples, California and Michigan will charge $0.20 a kWh, New York will charge $0.19 a kWh, Nevada will charge $0.18 a kWh, while one of the cheapest states for power is West Virginia, where it will cost $0.11 per kWh.
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