While the deadline to order a new Tesla and get access to unlimited free Supercharging is this week, Tesla confirmed that you will still be able to get the perk with its Certified Pre-Owned (CPOs) vehicles if they were originally purchased with Supercharging access.
It wasn’t exactly clear since Tesla had removed any mention of Supercharging from all the listings on its CPO website after the announcement of the new ‘Supercharging Credit’ program, but Tesla’s President of Sales, Jon McNeill, confirmed the information on Twitter today.
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He confirmed that “all Teslas purchased with Supercharging for life carry that benefit for the life of the car”:
It’s still not clear though why the mention of Supercharging was removed from the CPO listings.
Back in November, Tesla announced that it is changing its policy of unlimited free Supercharging for all vehicles in 2017. It’s going to be replaced by 400 kWh of free Supercharging credits (roughly 1,000 miles) included annually and more credits will have to be purchased to get more kilowatt-hours from the Superchargers.
Tesla has yet to disclose the pricing details of the program, but the price of the credits will vary by region.
CPOs are still a great way to get a Tesla with the free unlimited Supercharging and at a lower cost. The main downside being that almost all car listed don’t have the latest Autopilot hardware suite, but eventually, some of them will become available since there was an overlap of a few months between the start of production of the new hardware and the end of the unlimited free Supercharging.
Right now, Tesla is listing Model S CPOs from $50,000 (S 60) to $114,000 (fully equipped S P90D). Currently, it looks like all those cars would have free unlimited access to Tesla’s Supercharger network, though I would verify for the Model S 60 before purchasing since the early version had access only as an option. Only the vehicles originally purchased after January 15th that will become CPOs will not have access to the free unlimited Supercharging since it’s the deadline to order a new car.