Tesla Motors Inc Extends Unlimited Supercharging To Customers
Tesla Motors Inc will be giving consumers a chance to purchase a car with a lifetime unlimited access to its Supercharger network.
In November 2016, Tesla has announced that by January 1, 2017 all purchases of cars will come with 400 kilowatt hours of free supercharging or roughly 1000 miles.
The owners will have to pay a small fee beyond the 400 kilowatt limit to supercharge.
However, in a bid to boost market demand for the electric vehicle company, Tesla has announced that they will be extending the deadline from January 1 to January 15 for free lifetime supercharging.
All purchases of Model S and Model X and those who are able to finalize purchase with in the time period will still be able to avail the free lifetime Supercharging experience.
In a blog post by the company, they will be charging a fee beyond 1,000 miles a year. This will enable the company to reinvest in accelerating the growth of the network.
Customers current and future will be able to have the best supercharging experience as more and more stations throughout the country will be available for public use as reported in an article by the Fortune.
Other news from Tesla Motors Inc. comes with the announcement that the company will be postponing the proposed 5% increase in purchases by UK customers.
The company is raising prices in UK after the British pound's value plunged with the country's exit from the European Union. Tesla only gave customers a week's notice on the price hike.
Tesla later on announced that they will be delaying the price increase by two weeks and the increase will take effect by January 15.
The Palo Alto, California based company estimates that British customers will be able to save up to 6,500 pounds on gasoline and taxes over a five year period according to a report by Bloomberg.
Tesla Is Doubling Its Charging Networks Ahead Of Its Model 3
Tesla's charging networks are currently supporting 200,000 customers across the world, but reservations for its new Model 3 have skyrocketed to 400,000 units. Deliveries of the vehicle will start to roll out in the second half of 2017.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Mobile Phone App Designed to Boost Physical Activity in Women Shows Promise in Trial
Activity trackers and mobile phone apps are all the rage, but do they really help users increase and maintain physical activity? A new study has found that one mobile phone app designed for inactive women did help when combined with an activity tracker and personal counseling.
AI and High-Performance Computing Extend Evolution to Superconductors
Materials by design: Argonne researchers use genetic algorithms for better superconductors.
Owners of thoroughbred stallions carefully breed prizewinning horses over generations to eke out fractions of a second in million-dollar races. Materials scientists have taken a page from that playbook, turning to the power of evolution and artificial selection to develop superconductors that can transmit electric current as efficiently as possible.