Featured Tesla Details New Supercharging Fees

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  1. Tideland Prius

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    (Why does Yuan and Yen have to use the same symbol?!?)

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    Fair and square (y)
     
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    For the same reason as the various types of peso using $ as the symbol - etymological commonality. (And the dollar gaining $ as a symbol is a side effect of the Spanish peso de ocho being called the "Spanish dollar" by English speakers.)
     
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    20¢ is still not even a break even in many spots of Calif due to commercial demand fees. think about the size of transformers where a bank of (for example) 10 chargers are all able to pull well over 100kW's each. That cost easily represents 6 figures/month around here. Many of the CHAdeMO's in so Cal charge @ over 50¢/kWh and there may only be 1 or 2 at the same location. But for the cheep skates that simply drive a few miles, only to top off at the supercharger while they go out for dinner & a movie - blocking spots for all others, so they don't have to charge at home ... this will hopefully at least get rid of them.
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    Because it's the same word. Written Chinese and Japanese have the same root. I'd ask why there is a different symbol for euro, pound, and dollar. All three currencies came from countries with national languages written with the alphabet. Why can't they all use the same symbol for currency like a Swiss $? All three currencies are written with different characters in Chinese as well when you could easily write it as US Yuan or British Yuan. So go figure.

    Anyway, these are pretty reasonable prices for supercharging plus the free annual 400kWh. Anyone who can afford a new car can afford to pay gas so this supercharging fee neither deters me from buying or encourages me to buy early before the fee is instituted.
     
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    now all we need is a car available to buy.
     
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    ah, thanks. nothing for model 3 yet?
     
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    I much rather have a low introductory price for the Tesla model ≡ with a low complimentary free yearly charging and then U your drive on your own nickel than an overpriced vehicle with free charging.
    Lets keep it very affordable and USA made!!!!
     
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    . . . . or - you can opt for the 238 mile ev range manufacturer - who has no desire to build out the very evse architecture that they promoted - infrastructure for their own vehicle - which somewhat leaves it very limited ... leaving you to attempt a cross country trip at your own peril.
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    Nope, no my option......
     
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    i will certainly take a close look at the model 238, i suspect a low introductory price model 3 won't be happening until the next decade sometime.
    but that aside, i was just wondering.
     
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    Tesla has stated this for cars ordered after the 15th.
    While it doesn't specifically include the Model 3, I don't see a reason it would be any different for the Model 3.
     
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    thank you.(y)
     
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    Well "yuan" would be 元.
     
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    Yes, a shame, but which group has been giving Tesla trouble, and who this manufacturer is beholden too?

    I can see higher rates with a 'no Supercharger network' option on the car. Which I would be fine with since some would rather take their other car on a long trip, and this could mean lower cost of entry.

    Depending of how Tesla wants to tier the option, 'Supercharger access' can be these fees for a cost, and then the annual allotment of kWh for more.
     
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