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Tesla offers free Supercharging to encourage off-peak charging during travels for holidays

Tesla is offering free Supercharging during off-peak hours at select locations during the 4th of July weekend to help with traffic during busy travel days.

As we previously reported, Tesla has been having a hard time keeping up its charging infrastructure growth with its fleet growth over the last few years.

Its deliveries are growing at a roughly 50% annual rate while its Supercharger is closer to a 30% annual growth rate.

It is causing some stress on Tesla owners who are experiencing wait times to access a Sueprchager stall at some busy stations, especially during popular travel times like holidays.

Over the last few years, Tesla has been implementing a solution to try to help by offering free or discounted charging during off-peak hours during high travel times.

The automaker is bringing back the strategy for the fourth of July weekend this year.

Tesla wrote on its website:

Avoid the rush this Fourth of July holiday and charge for free during off-peak hours at Superchargers along select travel routes in the United States.

It is valid from today until Monday, but interestingly, Tesla decided to only apply it to only a few stations in five states in the US:

Arizona, California and Nevada


Before 9 AM and after 6 PM


  • Kingman, AZ
  • Kingman, AZ – West Andy Devine
  • Baker, CA
  • Bakersfield, CA – Copus Road (Limited Amenities)
  • Bakersfield, CA – I-5
  • Barstow, CA
  • Barstow, CA – East Main Street
  • Barstow, CA – Tanger Way
  • Beaumont, CA
  • Buttonwillow, CA
  • Cabazon, CA
  • Cabazon, CA – Morongo Trail
  • Hesperia, CA
  • Indio, CA
  • Needles, CA
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Tejon Ranch, CA
  • Tejon Ranch, CA – Outlets at Tejon Pkwy
  • Yermo, CA
  • Primm, NV

Oklahoma and Texas


Before 11 AM and after 8 PM


  • Ardmore, OK
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Columbus, TX
  • Denton, TX
  • Flatonia, TX
  • Katy, TX

Presumably, Tesla expects those stations to be the busiest this weekend ,and the incentives should help lower traffic during the day.

Supercharger costs at those locations can go up to $0.58 per kWh; therefore, free Supercharging can easily save between $20 and $100 depending on the length of a road trip.

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