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Anyone paid for Model 3 charging yet?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Garlan Garner, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    Simple questions:

    Has any Model 3 owners out there paid for Tesla Supercharging yet?

    How does that work for you?

    How much per kwh?
     
  2. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    By the photos yes. But I doubt they're on these forums.
     
  3. chronopc

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    Your account will be charged based on the kwh rate in your location. There has not yet been confirmation if Model 3 gets 400 kwh free annually though.
     
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  4. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    Link?

    We have variable rates where I live. Not everyone pays the same thing.
     
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  5. chronopc

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    Supercharging
     
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  6. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    That's for model S and X which are still free and unlimited.

    That's why I was asking for real Model 3 owners to provide some real data. Teslas website isn't correct.
     
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  7. chronopc

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    It's only free if you use a referral code. The pay structure is mentioned on the page and I anticipate that it will be the same structure for the Model 3.
     
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    Is there some sort of gag order on new Model 3 owners? Not a peep from them anywhere it seems....
     
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    My bet is an NDA across the board on this group.
     
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    I'm wondering when the first non-employee 3 will be sold. So all the info we are waiting on will start pouring in.
     
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    Remember... they are employees.
     
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    My bet is October.
     
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    Anybody know a good investment play on gag manufacturers? Lots of people being gagged.

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    I did pay for Supercharging with my X. It came without free Supercharging, before Tesla decided to give it to all X and S owners. I'm one of the few with truly free Supercharging (not priced into the car price and free to use). I'd be surprised if Supercharging the Model 3 didn't work exactly the same as when I was paying.

    I had a credit card on file with Tesla. They charged it every time I used a Supercharger. I didn't have to do anything different at the Supercharger. Each state has a different cost, some kWh based and some time based, as shown on the Tesla Supercharging link. I believe that is mainly to avoid regulations about reselling electricity. I was able to see the different rates and kWh/time amounts and charges for each Supercharger stop on the MyTesla page. Three times I was not charged at all. Not sure why that happened, but they did know I had used the charger since it showed up on the invoice history.

    Picked up the X in March, took the big road trip in April and racked up $155 in Supercharging after my free 400 kWh. Soon after, Tesla announced free Supercharging for everyone and refunded my $155!
     
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  16. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    This is perfect information. Thanks for responding.

    We have different power companies in the Chicagoland area. For instance Naperville Il has its own power company with different ( higher ) rates than its surrounding cities. There is a Tesla supercharger in Aurora IL which is the next door neighbor of Naperville Il.

    I suppose Tesla would use the electricity rate of the city that it exists in.
     
  17. Rich966

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    Tesla clearly stated that they will determine the rates and be consistent within a region/state/country.

    Building the Supercharger Network for the Future
     
  18. Garlan Garner

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    But my question is: I'm wondering how Tesla is charging those close to where I live.....where there are 2+ different power companies charging 2 to 3 different rates.
    I understand what Tesla is saying. Its just that the power companies aren't conducive to Tesla's objectives.
     
  19. jsmay311

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    Tesla has said it's by state. Doesn't matter about the local power company. Tesla will be the one billing you, not the power company.
     
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  20. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    I get what you are saying, however what I'm asking is this:

    If one power company charges .02 kwh and the other charges .12 per kwh - IN THE SAME STATE......what is Tesla going to charge? .33 per kwh?

    Is Tesla supposed to be competitive?
     

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