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Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by MJP1, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. MJP1

    MJP1 New Member

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    How is the issue of local residents using Superchargers that are intended for travelers being addressed. Does the technology allow for Tesla to monitor the users' home address and impose a fee of some sort?
     
  2. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

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    Currently they only generate nastigrams (some erroneously apparently).
    Tesla can get your car's whereabouts at any time and knows when you supercharge.

    I am not sure what the current state of "how it is being addressed" is.
     
  3. AMPd

    AMPd Active Member

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    A fee will not be a good idea, in fact it will be a huge mistake.
     
  4. Troy

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    Check out this topic: Supercharging letter from Tesla 8-13-2015
    And this news article: Tesla Sends Out Supercharger Abuse Emails - Model S Owners Not Impressed

    Yes all Model S cars have built-in cellular connection to Tesla. Tesla has real time data of all cars including location, speed, charge level and other data.

    This is not expected to happen for current cars. Tesla's chief technology officer JB Straubel said at 1 million cars they might add a payment system. Watch this video at 13:25. Tesla is expected to reach 1 million cars in 2020.
     

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