Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk has revealed one way the electric car company will be able to sell its upcoming Supercharger network.for so much less than its existing models: It won't have free access to the company's
Owners of the existing 632 so far in North America. But at the company's annual shareholder meeting Tuesday, Musk said Supercharger access will be a paid option for the $35,000 Model 3, according to VentureBeat.and cars don't have to pay to use Tesla's network of charging stations --
Tesla will offer Supercharger access as a separate option, Musk said: "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've purchased that package."
Electric vehicle owners most often charge where the car is parked -- at home or work -- but the fast-charging Supercharger stations helped make Tesla's EVs better at long-distance journeys. Nearly 400,000 people, which is due to start shipping in late 2017.
Tesla declined to offer further details on the Supercharger package pricing.