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Tesla to resume unlimited free charging for Model S and Model X buyers

Company had previously cancelled the ‘unsustainable’ offer but has now resurrected it

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Tesla has revealed that it will be offering unlimited free charging via its own charging network with any new purchase of its Model S or Model X vehicles.

Despite being a service that chief executive Elon Musk previously called ‘unsustainable’, the re-introduction of free charging for Tesla’s top-end models will mean thousands of pounds in terms of savings for owners.

Though little information has been released regarding the details of the offer – and just a tweet via Tesla’s official Twitter page to confirm it – it’s likely that the move has been made in order to re-energise sales of both the Model S and Model X cars.

The offer does not apply to the latest Tesla Model 3 saloon, which is just arriving in the UK now.

The announcement follows on from larger than expected losses by the American manufacturer, which posted losses of $408 million (circa £327m) during the second quarter of 2019, despite record deliveries of its cars.

At the end of July Tesla announced that it delivered 95,365 cars and produced 87,048 cars worldwide in the first quarter of the year – an increase compared with 91,000 and 86,000 respective units in the final quarter of 2018.

Tesla’s network of electric car charging points is one of the most widespread in the world, with 290 superchargers located in the UK alone. These are backed by more than 550 Tesla destination chargers, which allow owners to top up their batteries at the end of their trip – albeit at a slower rate than the superchargers.

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Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.