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Tesla Model 3 charging via Superchargers won’t be free

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The 370,000 customers who have already made a $1,000 deposit to purchase a copy of the all-new Tesla Model 3 better take note: Charging via the company’s Superchargers won’t be free like it currently is for Model S and Model X owners ― unless they opt for a special package, Bloomberg reports.

Tesla believes the best thing to do is to charge your car where you charge your phone: at home and at work.

“Free Supercharging fundamentally has a cost,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday during the annual shareholders meeting in California. “The obvious thing to do is decouple that from the cost of the Model 3. So it will still be very cheap, and far cheaper than gasoline, to drive long-distance with the Model 3, but it will not be free long distance for life unless you purchase that package.”

We bet many of the people who reserved a unit are fairly disappointed with this news. What do you think? Should Tesla have maintained free charging for Model 3 customers as well? Or does the car’s substantially lower entry price (around $35,000 USD) justify this decision?