Tesla has announced the end of free unlimited Supercharging more times than I can remember.
It sounded like yesterday was finally the day but sure enough, Tesla has extended it again. Though, only for a single day this time (at least for now).
In a tweet, CEO Elon Musk said yesterday that Tesla would not bring back the offer this time before deleting the tweet.
He even said that they should have ended the incentive earlier:
“Sorry, it’s not really sustainable at volume production & doesn’t incent optimal behavior. We probably should have ended this earlier.”
But due to a technical problem, the CEO added that the automaker will have to extend it by a day:
Due to some Tesla owners encountering system issues yesterday, the free Supercharging referral program will be extended until tomorrow night https://t.co/Hbb7KTE685
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2018
Some owners reported not having access to the “loot box” in the Tesla app, which is one of the ways owners can share their referral code.
Now, Tesla is extending access to free unlimited Supercharging when buying a new Model S, Model X, or Model 3 Performance until September 18.
While I couldn’t access my loot box either last night, I was still able to see my referral code on my Tesla account on the website.
Therefore, I doubt the technical issue really completely restricted anyone from sharing their referral code, but just make it a little more difficult.
While it could be a more serious issue for some owners, it might also just be about Tesla needing to get a few more orders in by the end of the quarter since that’s a great incentive to place an order..
Either way, it’s a good thing for potential buyers because as we reported yesterday, the new $100 Supercharging credit represents a really significant drop in value from the free unlimited Supercharging.
If you want to take advantage of that last-minute offer, you can use our referral code for a new Model S, X, or Model 3 Performance order.