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Tesla Tells Owners To Lay Off Its Superchargers

It's "free forever," but you've overstayed your welcome.

Withdifficult financial reports and questions regarding its treatment of employees,it seems Tesla now has a new problem on its hands: it really pissed offsome of its customers with a letter to some Model S owners.Apparently, the company thinks that some of these drivers are overstaying theirwelcome, using the supercharging stations too often or for too long.According to a thread on Tesla Motors Club, an owners' forum, some customershave recently gotten a gently-worded request to reexamine their use ofsupercharging stations.

As a frequent user of local Superchargers we ask that you decrease your local Supercharging and promptlymove your Model S once charging is complete. Doing so ensures a betterexperience for the whole Tesla ownership community and allows Supercharger resourcesto be available for those who need them most." This may seem like a legitimaterequest, but some recipients didn't think so. Some wrote that they'd only visited charging stations a number of times,while others said the closest station was 100 miles from their homes. IsTesla cutting corners on the backs of its customers, or should some guests just get a better feel for when their free dinner has been cleared?

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