Tesla has introduced a fleet-wide idle fee that aims to increase Supercharger availability. There were cases when customers left their cars in the charging stations which created hindrance for the fresh customers to park and charge their vehicles.
The Tesla app now allows owners to remotely monitor their vehicle, alerting them when their charge is nearly complete and again once fully charged. For every additional minute a car remains connected to the Supercharger, it will incur a $0.40 idle fee. If the car is moved within 5 minutes, the fee is waived. To be clear, this change is purely about increasing customer happiness and we hope to never make any money from it.
Tesla has said in its blog that We’re excited to increase availability during long distance travel and think this change will make the Supercharging experience far better for everyone.