Tesla has announced that all new Model S and Model X orders will get free, unlimited access to Tesla's Supercharger network after sales of the vehicles slowed in the first half of 2019.
Tesla Offering Free, Unlimited Supercharger Access for All New Model S, Model X Orders
Tesla announced this weekend that all new Model S and Model X orders will come with free and unlimited access to Tesla's network of Supercharger stations, a popular feature they offered in the past but have alternatively offered and discontinued over the years.
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BREAKING: All new Model S and Model X orders now come with ⚡ free ⚡ unlimited ⚡ Supercharging ⚡— Tesla (@Tesla) August 3, 2019
Not everybody was happy about the move, however, especially those who just purchased a Model S or Model X in the past couple of months, who will have to pay for access to Tesla's Supercharger network after their first 1,000 miles of charging.
It sucks SO bad that this won’t include recent customers who just dropped $200k on a Model X. Why don’t you reward the customers who already have Tesla’s with this as well?— Pia (@piamuehlenbeck) August 3, 2019
I have 3 Teslas, this isn't my first rodeo on price/option changes. But as a day 1 Raven X buyer, I feel used and abused.
I have defended numerous Tesla price/option changes but in less than two months my cars price has come down thousands and now has FUSC.
Frustrating.— EV Salt (@EVSalty) August 3, 2019
Well that sucks for us who recently purchased a Model S. Hell, I didn’t even get the referral supercharging miles due to a problem with the Tesla app. Elon should make this retroactive for those who jumped at the chance to by the new Raven version.— James Elton MD (@JfeMd) August 3, 2019
The announcement also brought out the Tesla haters who took the opportunity to beat up on the automaker.
The only thing breaking is your business model.#TeslaServiceIssues#TeslaQualityIssues#TeslaScreenIssues#TeslaPaintIssues#TeslaWarrantyIssues#TeslaAutoPilotIssues— Bloodsport Capital: You are next! (@BloodsportCap) August 3, 2019
Sales that bad eh?— Cube Warrior (@CubicleWarrior_) August 3, 2019
No demand issues, eh?— HonestlyHonestGuy (@_GiveWhat_) August 3, 2019
The issue of Tesla's drop in Model S and Model X sales is real, as the company posted a $408 million loss in the second quarter, on top of an even worse first-quarter loss of more than $700 million. It posted a record number of sales in the second quarter of 2019, shipping a total of 95,200 vehicles overall, but only 17,650 were Model S's and Model X's. Tesla's Model 3, a substantially lower-priced vehicle made up a bulk of the second-quarter deliveries.