dgpcolorado wrote:Tesla knows perfectly well where cars spend their time and where they charge. Someone elsewhere pointed out that the new policy is carefully worded to say that they "may" limit or block use of Superchargers, so they have some flexibility in applying it. My guess is that casual part time use for Uber won't trigger the block but that it is intended for livery usage, already a problem in some places, notably in Amsterdam.DaveinOlyWA wrote:WOW! This is monumental news! But also means people will use SCs for commercial purposes without telling Tesla... I suspect Uber's and others will do what they can to skirt this.Tesla has been quite clear that owners who do not have access to home or work charging are welcome to use the Supercharger network. In some places, such as Hong Kong, most owners do not have home charging. By charging a reasonable fee for Supercharging for all Model 3s plus the idle fee for all cars, they should be able to raise some revenue to expand crowded Supercharger locations. This is happening in Southern California, where San Clemente is taking some of the pressure off of perpetually crowded San Juan Capistrano and crowded Fountain Valley is being expanded.EVDRIVER wrote:Tesla should just limit local Supercharging, This is easy to do in the software and should have been done a long time ago. Some SCs are full of owners that live literally blocks away. The network will be almost intolerable if they don't do this in at least some key markets.
Give it some time and we can see how things shake out. Tesla certainly has opened a lot of new Supercharger stalls in California in the last year and I would expect that to continue if the Model 3 launch is successful.
They give enough free Kwh with a 3 for city people to not have to pay. The SCs in this area are almost already useless for travelers and even if they opened up 5 more locations it's going to make a significant difference. One now one opened blocks from the SM SC and it was loaded in a few days with no relief on the other. Tesla's original rule was no SC for local use but they do not enforce it as they used it as an incentive to see more Model S cars. In rural areas it likely not a concern at all in major cities it's likely going to get ugly. charging $.20 a kw is not going to make a dent on behavior or metro buildout.