As Tesla vehicles increase in popularity, commercial drivers won’t be able to use Tesla Supercharger Stations to charge their ride. New commercial drivers won’t be able to use the red and white charging ports at least following the newly implemented Supercharger Fair Use policy. The new policy took effect on Friday.
Tesla will monitor and track driver behavior and charging port usage. Commercial drivers may have their usage limited or blocked from said stations. That is, if someone doesn’t comply with the new policies. Though, the company doesn’t want to give off the impression that it’s not commercial driver friendly.
The company will work with drivers to find other options for charging their rides as it wants to “encourage the use of Teslas for commercial purposes.” Though, the policy does specify possible exceptions to the rule. Depending on local situations, Telsa may exclude some Supercharger stations from the new policy.
The stations themselves are said to be intended for those who drive Teslas but don’t have available options to charge at either home or work. With that in mind, any vehicle purchased after Friday, Dec. 15, for commercial use won’t be able to use the charging stations. Specifically, Tesla won’t permit the use of free charging stations for vehicles used for government purposes, ride-sharing, taxi services, delivery or transportation of commercial goods, and so on.
The company also made it a goal in 2017 to expand its charging station coverage in an effort to alleviate station congestion. The company also implemented charging fees for certain vehicles using the stations. Those who leave their vehicles after they’re fully charged may also be charged as well.
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