Tesla has been in the news lately for praises, stock price raises, innovations and owner frustrations. The company’s Tesla SP85D received great reviews for innovations. The company is offering chargers at new properties while restricting frequent Supercharger use.
The Tesla S P85D blew out Consumer Reports car rating system with a score of 103 making it the best car, the company has ever rated. In response to the review, the price of Tesla stock rebounded. The Tesla P85D was called the “best car we’ve tested in 80 years” by Road and Track.
— Tesla Motors (@TeslaMotors) August 27, 2015
At Monterey Car Week, Tesla Motors revealed its “Ludicrous Mode,” for the Tesla Model S P90D which will achieve the speed 60 mph in only 2.8 seconds.
Tesla is working a snake-looking robotic charging arm prototype that plugs itself into the car for charging.
Charger prototype finding its way to Model S. https://t.co/L9E4MR642G
— Tesla Motors (@TeslaMotors) August 6, 2015
Instead of paying commissions to car dealers, Tesla is giving incentives for referrals.Those who order a Tesla Model S sedan before October 31 using the referral link of a current owner will get $1,000 off the price. The owner also receives a $1,000 discount that can be applied to a new car, Tesla service or accessories.
Bjorn Nyland, the Norwegian who won himself a Tesla Model X by referring ten Tesla S buyers, has driven a Tesla S at an average of 24.2 mph to make a record 452 miles out of a single charge.
Tesla will give free chargers to 100 Airbnb hosts at premium properties, while the owners pay installation fees. Tesla is also installing chargers in Manhattan garages.
— Tesla Motors (@TeslaMotors) August 20, 2015
Superchargers are so super popular that heavy users have been put on notice. When you pay close $100,000 for car, you should get free charging for as long as you damn well please. It appears that Tesla owners are using the free superchargers, not for long distance trips as they were intended but for every day charging.
A letter was sent to Tesla S owners reminding them that the superchargers are meant for long distance only.
In the case with Tesla Motors superchargers, the car can be charged fully in about a half an hour, faster than it takes with even a level II charger. the price of the supercharger network is included in the prize of the luxury EV cars.
The letter asks
“As a frequent user of local Superchargers, we ask that you decrease your local Supercharging and promptly move your Model S once charging is complete…Doing so ensures a better experience for the whole Tesla ownership community and allows Supercharger resources to be available for those who need them most.”