Tesla News: Charging Station Fees & Model S P100D Ludicrous Update

Tesla News

New Price Sets For Charging Station Fees

Tesla confirmed the amounts for their new charging station fees. The charges will be based on electricity costs in specific areas, as well as station maintenances. Musk wants to be clear on one important point, Tesla is “only aiming to recover a portion of our costs and set up a fair system for everyone; this will never be a profit center for Tesla.”

The new fees are organized according to 2 tiers and are as follows:

TIER 1

Tier 1 applies to charges below 60kW. These charges will be approximately $0.10 per minute (though fees vary according to location). A vehicle might be using this tier when charging simultaneously with another vehicle.

TIER 2

Tier 2 applies to vehicles charging above 60kW. These charges are approximately $0.20 per minute, though considerably less in some states.

To put this in perspective, Tesla estimates that a consumer would pay around $15 to travel from San Francisco to LA, $120 from West Coast to East Coast, €60 from Paris to Rome, and ¥400 from Beijing to Shanghai.

As reported in an earlier Tesla News article, Tesla will also be charging an idle fee. A $0.40 per minute fee will be assessed once the vehicle has remained at a charging station for more than 5 minutes after finishing a charge.

For those that prefer to charge at home, but occasionally need a public charger, Tesla has good news. All vehicles will come with 400kWh of credit annually. This works out to about 1000 miles of free charging. However, the credit does not come with rollover so use it up if you want to benefit fully.

Model S Ludicrous Update

Elon Musk recently announced that the Tesla Model S P100D “Ludicrous” is now capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in 2.34 seconds. Recent reports from Faraday Future challenged the Model S as the fastest production sedan and this update is a rapid response.

The Faraday Future FF91 claims an acceleration rate of 2.39, faster than the P100D before this latest update. However, as a Tesla fan aptly pointed out, the FF91 features lighter interior than the Model S. Elon Musk responded that although the stock Model S maxes out at 2.34 seconds, which is now faster than the FF91, a lighter “stripped down” version could achieve 2.1 seconds.