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How I gifted 30,000km of free Tesla Supercharging

How I gifted 30,000km of free Tesla Supercharging


Again in 2019 I purchased my first Tesla – it was a Tesla Mannequin 3 Efficiency – and whereas I used to be ready for the automobile to be delivered, I included referral hyperlinks in my critiques and social media descriptions for anyone else already shopping for a Tesla.

The referral hyperlink allowed the client to say 1500km of free Supercharging when their automobile was delivered.

Finally, I needed individuals to make use of the hyperlink to get 1500km of free Supercharging, which they did, nevertheless it additionally meant I acquired 1500km.

I had no real interest in utilizing the free Supercharging, nor did I wish to revenue from anyone utilizing my referral code. So as a substitute I pledged that I’d donate cash to charity if I personally used any Supercharging miles.

Quick ahead 4 years and I had round 30,000km of free unused Supercharging credit that had been expiring on the finish of April 2023 – and I bought the Mannequin 3 Efficiency and purchased a Mannequin Y as a substitute.

There’s no solution to technically ‘donate’ or present Supercharging credit to anyone, so I got here up with a plan.

In principle any automobile linked to my Tesla account can be eligible to make use of the Supercharger credit, so after testing out the idea with my brother who drives a Mannequin 3, I put a name out on social media and requested if anyone needed to assist dig into the steadiness of free charging I had left.

I had a stack of individuals reply to the social media publish, however the catch was they wanted to switch possession of their automobile to my Tesla account so as to use the free charging credit.

At this level lots of people weren’t eager on the idea of giving me full management of their automobile. However, a lot to my shock, there have been plenty of takers.

So we began the method of transferring the vehicles to my account. These courageous souls then had round two months to make use of as a lot of the 30,000km of free charging as humanly doable over that interval.

The 5 individuals who took up the supply ended up utilizing round 20,000km of free charging over a two-month interval (a mean of round 500km of journey per week every).

Sadly the remainder of the credit expired just a few days in the past and at the moment are completely gone. However, it felt good to do a very good deed!

If you happen to’re questioning, the explanation I didn’t use a Supercharger throughout my years of possession was as a result of we’ve very low-cost off-peak charging at residence.

Every time we travelled I’d additionally guide a lodge or lodging with entry to charging to keep away from utilizing a Supercharger.



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