One of the big early selling points of the Tesla Model S was free, unlimited access to Tesla’s Supercharging network. After being limited to referrals before being axed entirely, free lifetime Supercharging is back for all new Tesla Model S and Model X orders.
That’s according to a tweet from Tesla:
It’s unclear if this is a limited-time promotion or here to stay, but we’ve reached out to Tesla and will update with further comments. (Update: Tesla says this is an ongoing benefit for its premium models and is not limited to a specific time period).
Tesla has used unlimited Supercharging as an incentive before, offering it on used Model S and Model X inventory. In this case, the company may be pushing buyers toward the flagship products instead of the Model 3.
Sales of the Model S have fallen this year, no doubt in part because of the increased focus on the Model 3 and some degree of cannibalization by the smaller car. Model X sales are still up this year, as it’s currently the only Tesla SUV.
As more and more high-range EVs hit the market, Tesla’s Supercharging network is becoming more important. As other companies have struggled to put together high-quality charging networks, Tesla’s Supercharger network continues to grow. Free, unlimited use of high-speed, dependable chargers makes fitting an electric car into your life that much easier.