Have you kicked yourself to wait too long to buy a Tesla andthing? Well, according to a report by Electrek on Tuesday, you get another chance for it.
What is the catch? Well, Tesla takes back its free unlimited Supercharging campaign, but only for new model S andcars in stock that are pre-hardware update. What does that mean? For the most part, it means no or Model X with 325 miles of range. It also means you miss out on other smaller hardware changes such as 200 kW Supercharging and the new adaptive suspension ̵
Also, unlike other incarnations in the campaign, this version of Free Unlimited Supercharging is not transferable, meaning you can't use it as a sales feature when you go to send your model S or X down the road.
Tesla has also priced these new older spec models a lot lower than the updated ones, with a pre-update 2019 Model S 100D going for $ 77,900 before incentives and a post-update model in the same trim starting at $ 85,000. It is also not the company's so-calledhardware.
So, is it worth buying the older model for free Supercharging?
Well, it all depends on how you use your car. If you – like most – charge the car at home overnight with a level 2 system, then no, it's not. If you regularly use Supercharger drives to keep peaked because you don't have reliable access to Level 2 charging, it may just be.
Tesla did not immediately respond to Roadshow's request for comment.