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Where is Tesla offering free EV charging?

Answer: China.

by / January 29, 2020

In response to the recent outbreak of the new coronavirus in China, Tesla has announced that it will be offering free charging to owners of its vehicles who reside in the country. 

Tesla described the outbreak as an “extraordinary period” and said that the free charging will be offered until it is resolved, which is an undetermined date at this point. Drivers received notifications about the decision via their in-vehicle screens.

Part of the hope is that this move will encourage people to avoid public transportation, which could help stem the spread of the disease. It also will hopefully make getting around easier for people in areas where public transportation has been shut down.

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