Tesla is ending free Supercharging in Mexico later this month, more than six years after opening the first station in the country back in 2016.
Since opening that first station, owners have been able to plug in and Supercharge their cars at no cost. As the number of owners in Mexico, and the number of visitors, continues to grow, Tesla will implement a new fee structure on November 14, 2022.
Tesla notified local owners by email, saying that as of that date all Supercharger station in Mexico will be pay-per-use and bill customers per-kWh, and not for the amount of time their car is plugged in.
The email, which was shared by the Tesla Owners Mexico (@co_tesla) group on Twitter, doesn’t say how much owners will have to pay, but did say owners should check their in-car navigation to see a specific station’s fee structure.
Tesla also advised owners to ensure their payment information in the mobile app is up to date to ensure continued access to the Supercharger network.
With the implementation of a fee structure, Tesla will be able to use that money and further expand the Supercharger network in Mexico.
There are currently 44 stations across the country, with another 9 marked as “coming soon.”
While Tesla is planning to implement a per-kWh fee structure in Mexico later this week, the company is working to do the same in Canada before the end of the year.
As we have previously reported, Measurement Canada has told industry stakeholders that they plan to allow per-kWh billing for existing charging providers by the end of 2022.