Elon Musk and Tesla ended free supercharging for lower-priced vehicles but now offer it for luxury models in an attempt to juice-up demand. | Source: Shutterstock
You have to give Elon Musk a lot of credit. By creating some kind of news every single day about any one of his ventures, he is not only guaranteed to always be in the news, but he’s able to create a smokescreen that distracts people and investors from the fact that he’s just selling turbocharged snake oil. Only a genius can recover from the fact that Tesla cars explode.
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If it weren’t so ridiculous a move, it might be considered audacious. Except that this announcement is ridiculous, and here’s why.
Up until recently, supercharging a Tesla was free for almost every vehicle. Recently, however, Tesla removed that perk for a number of different types of vehicles. Now it costs roughly $10 to supercharge a Tesla vehicle.
Elon Musk himself has said that free supercharging was an “unsustainable” model. The point of removing the free perk was to discourage the sale of lower-priced Tesla vehicles.
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Elon Musk and Tesla have been switching their strategic approach toward pushing more expensive luxury vehicles. By offering this so-called unsustainable perk to buyers of these new expensive vehicles, Elon Musk and Tesla apparently hope to juice up demand – pun intended.
This is just another part of the overall Tesla smokescreen. For starters,