Beginning January 1 next year, all new Tesla customers will no longer be getting the offer of free unlimited use of its Supercharger network, reported Carscoops.

Instead, the electric car company will give new customers 400 kWh of free Supercharging credits that translates into roughly 1,000 miles worth of driving range on an annual basis.

Beyond that, there will be a small fee to Supercharge which will be charged incrementally, but the company said it would cost less than the price of filling up a comparable petrol-powered car.

All cars will continue to come standard with the onboard hardware required for Supercharging.

The changes will not impact cars ordered before January 1 as long as delivery is taken before April 1, 2017.

Tesla said it is changing its policy in order to reinvest in its Supercharger network and accelerate its growth, now that the Model 3 launch date approaches.

“We will release the details of the program later this year, and while prices may fluctuate over time and vary regionally based on the cost of electricity, our Supercharger Network will never be a profit center,” said Tesla in a statement.



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