The Supercharge Idle Fee was announced recently in answer to increasing complaints about people hogging the superchargers even after charging their vehicles.
A few days prior a Tesla customer tweeted to Elon Musk that there are a number of people who actually let on their cars to stay idle at the Supercharger even when their cars are fully charged.
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The concerned customer said that it was the reason that so many people like him who were in need of charging the car were not able to charge at the right time.
Elon Musk replied to his tweet by stating that this problem was aggravating and his company will take action against the issue. It looks like Musk is pretty much concerned about his customers and their comments.
This morning a new rule is implemented by Tesla on the Superchargers. It was officially announced through Tesla’s website that there will be charges that the customers will have to pay extra fee if they will their cars after they are fully charged at the charging station.
The Superchargers are located nationwide and are used by Tesla owners to charge their car batteries on road and anywhere they find it. Now Tesla has taken steps in order to make the customers behave properly in order to provide equal opportunities for everyone to charge their cars.
The imposed rule is that a signal will be send to the Tesla customer when his or her car will be about to get fully charged so they will know about the status of charging even if they are not close it.
The Supercharger will start billing the owners for parking the car idle if it will not be moved after five minutes of fully charging. The customer will be billed $0.40 per minute idle fee in USA and $0.50 per minute for Canadian owners.