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May 19, 2017
This could help reduce Supercharger traffic and costly peak charging times.

Tesla Supercharger stations in California’s major metro areas are currently 50 percent off at night time. Tesla is likely doing this to help reduce traffic at busy Supercharger stations and to help control peak demand cost. 

According to Electrek, some Tesla owners in California have received the following notification: 

“Avoid the rush and save 50% on your charging fees before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. at all Superchargers in California’s major metro areas. For specific rates and eligible sites, tap the Supercharger map pin on your in-car touchscreen.”

Last year, we reported how Tesla put a temporary discount on select Supercharging stations in California. Tesla owners received the following message...

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Oct 10, 2019
When I saw the headline, I thought "half off" meant half of the stalls were turned off, not half price.
Thats exactly what i read, and i hade to read the article twice to figure it out. I have free SC for life so i dont follow SC fees or any of that stuff. I was like if they cut them off the waiting times are gonna suck ass even more than they already do.


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Aug 21, 2013
Los Altos, CA
Which stations? Is there a list available?
Check the screen in the car. All the Superchargers local to me in NorCal that I checked have been changed to $0.40/kWh 10am-7pm and $0.20/kWh other times. I don't Supercharge locally, so I'm not sure what the prior fee was. I also have EVgo chargers nearby that have Tesla connectors. During Tesla's Peak hours, it's cheaper to charge on EVgo. I have the free AAA plan that gives $0.26/min. 30 minutes would be $7.80 and should deliver 22kWh which comes to about $0.35/kWh.

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