I think a lot of the talk about the changes to the Supercharger program is missing the fact that there is a major stakeholder in the program that folks on this forum don't really think about much: the owners of the parking lots where the superchargers are located. As I understand it, the deal that Tesla offers parking lot owners is that Tesla absorbs all the costs associated with installing and operating the Supercharger, and in exchange the park lot owner allows Tesla to use the parking spaces. tesla doesn't pay any rent to the parking lot owner. Tesla's sales pitch to the lot owners is that this is a good deal for the parking lot owner, because the superchargers essentially allow the lot owner to (and no cost to the lot owner) provide vehicle charging as an added service to customers of the businesses that use the lot. This added service, Tesla pitches, can bring in new customers who might not have otherwise chosen to park in the lot and patronize the businesses. But, as I see it, the more Tesla starts treating the Superchargers as if they are fueling stations that happen to be collocated in a parking lot, rather than as an added service provided to some parking spaces, the less attractive this deal becomes for the lot owners. Lot owners want patrons to be visiting the businesses and spending money. It's not in the interest of the lot owner to encourage Tesla drivers to be hypervigiliant about how much time they spend at businesses; or to potentially rush out mid-meal to move their cars; or to hang out in the parking lot while charging occurs. Furthermore, once lot owners see Tesla collecting money from drivers for use of the parking spaces (either as per kwh fees or as overstay fees) the lot owners are going to probably want a cut. And I have a feeling that the floor falls out of Tesla's supercharging business model if lot owners start refusing to permit new installations unless Tesla pays some rent. I suspect that difficulty finding willing host lots is a big part of the reason why Tesla has trouble keeping up with Supercharger demand in urban locations in California. And the problem is only going to get worse as Tesla ramps up production of vehicles and tries to get drivers to quickly turn over supercharger spaces. This is especially true if Tesla runs behind demand. If I were a parking lot owner, even a quick look at the videos and pictures of cars waiting in the aisles for an open supercharger space in California would convince me to want nothing to do with the program. No owner of a commercial parking lot wants it to look like people are backed up and having trouble finding a parking spot. I scares off customers if they see jam packed aisles.