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Tesla Offers Free Supercharging to Chinese Customers Threatened by Deadly Virus

Discussion in 'China' started by TMC Staff, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. TMC Staff

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    Tesla has unlocked free Supercharging in China as the country deals with the health emergency caused by Coronavirus. Tesla owners in China received a notification the the offer would be available for an indefinite amount of time, as citizens try to flee exposure to the deadly virus. “To make it easier for you to travel...
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  2. gaswalla

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    I would think paying for supercharging is the least of their concerns.
     
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    #3 aaron0k, Jan 28, 2020
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    Agreed, while its a nice gesture; I'm not sure how this helps much. I would think those with the virus are more likely to stay home (which they should) vs. encouraging spread by driving out long distances?

    Maybe it's useful to just camp at a Supercharger with your HEPA filter running in biohazard mode?

    However I don't think that's the primary motivation... whenever Tesla does this, they get a ton of free marketing/headlines/attention.

     
  4. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    True, but it is one less thing to worry about.
     
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    I guess Tesla isn't going to give U.S. owners free supercharging during the outbreak? I wonder what our reactions would be if they did.
     
  6. Uncle Paul

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    If Tesla offers free supercharging in the US, there will be more people using it because they are "free" than using it to escape the virus.
     

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