It seems to me there are plenty of loopholes in which to possibly be able to 
use the Tesla super charger system.  You need an account to pay so it won't be 
stealing. Some hacked software and hardware. Probably from a wrecked Tesla. So 
proceed at your own risk.   

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The Supercharger network enables long distance travel. Stations are 
strategically placed to minimize stops and are conveniently located near 
desirable amenities like restaurants, shops and WiFi hot spots. Each station 
contains multiple Superchargers to get you back on the road quickly.
Below are additional program details which apply to Model S and X ordered after 
January 15, 2017.

    * 400 kWh (~1,000 miles) of Supercharger credits are awarded annually.
    * For usage above the complimentary annual credits provided, a small fee 
    * In North America, pricing is fixed within each state or province. 
Internationally, pricing is fixed within each country. All prices include taxes 
and fees.
    * Where possible, owners are billed per kWh (kilowatt-hour), which is the 
most fair and simple method. In other areas, we bill for the service per minute.
    * When billing per minute, there are two tiers to account for changes in 
charging speeds, called “tier 1” and “tier 2”.
    * Tier 1 applies while cars are charging at or below 60 kW and tier 2 
applies while cars are charging above 60 kW. Tier 1 is half the cost of tier 2.
    * Tier 1 also applies anytime your vehicle is sharing Supercharger power 
with another car.
    * Supercharger pricing information may be viewed on the 17” touchscreen and 
is summarized below.
Supercharging is simple and convenient—just plug in and charge up. 
Supercharging history is automatically populated in your website account 
showing the credits used or, if applicable, the amount billed. Tesla is 
committed to ensuring that Supercharger will never be a profit center.
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$0.20 per kWh

Frequently Asked Questions

If I don't use my 400 kWh of annual credits will they roll over to the next 
Unused credits do not roll over to the next year. Credits are reset to 400 kWh 
each year, on the anniversary of the delivery date. If the car transfers 
ownership, credits are reset on the date of the transfer.
How are customers billed if they use all of their free annual credits? 
Customers are billed automatically via a credit card linked to their website 
account. After each Supercharger session, customers can view the session 
details online. Supercharger history and downloadable invoices may also be 
viewed online. For more details, see our Payment Terms for Services.
Why do some locations bill per kWh and some per minute?
Tesla believes that owners should pay for energy delivered to the vehicle and 
therefore we price the service on a per kilowatt-hour (kWh) basis for the 
global network. In some regions, regulations and requirements make it difficult 
for companies that are not utilities to sell electricity for vehicle charging 
per kWh. In these places, we offer the Supercharger service at a per minute 
price, with two tiers to account for the dynamic charge rate.
I thought Supercharging was free. Why do I have to pay now? 
If your Tesla was ordered by January 15, 2017, it comes with free Supercharger 
access for the life of the car. You will not pay for Supercharger use but idle 
fees may be assessed if your vehicle remains connected to a Supercharger after 
the charge session is complete.
How much does Supercharging cost Tesla? 
Our costs vary based on both operational and electricity costs but 
Supercharging is offered to our customers below the price that it costs us to 
provide the service. Similar to our Service Centers, this will not be a profit 
center for Tesla.
Where are the current and upcoming Supercharger stations? 
Superchargers enable long distance travel and are conveniently located along 
the most popular routes in North America, Europe and Asia. Additional stations 
will open throughout the year. Please refer to the projected Supercharger map 
for current and upcoming stations. To find the station nearest you, visit our 
interactive map. 
How do I use the Supercharger Network?
Simply park and plug in your vehicle using the connector at the Supercharger 
post. Once plugged in, the vehicle's charge port will flash green to indicate 
that charging has started. You can monitor charging progress on your instrument 
panel or Tesla App. 
How should I plan a trip using Superchargers?
Built-in Trip Planner automatically routes you through Superchargers to your 
destination. In addition, all Supercharger locations are displayed in your 
Tesla vehicle's Maps and Navigation to assist with route planning. 
Where exactly is the Supercharger station on the property?
Supercharger stations are GPS located in your vehicle's 17" touchscreen 
navigation. Your vehicle's Navigation will route to the nearest entrance and 
you can zoom in on the map to find the exact location of the station. 
How does Tesla decide where to put Supercharger stations?
Tesla Superchargers enable long distance travel along major highways. We use 
precise energy modeling and locate Superchargers near amenities, such as 
hotels, restaurants and shopping areas. Attract Tesla drivers to your property 
by hosting a Supercharger station. You may submit your property suggestion 
Are Superchargers always open? 
Supercharger stations are open for charging 24-hours a day, however, nearby 
amenities are subject to business hours.
I am not Supercharging as quickly as I expected. What could be happening?
Your vehicle and the Superchargers communicate to select the appropriate 
charging rate for your car. Supercharging rate may vary due to battery charge 
level, current use of the Supercharger station and extreme climate conditions. 
Your vehicle charges faster when the battery is at a lower state of charge and 
charging slows down as it fills up. Depending on your destination, charging to 
completely full is often not necessary. 
How can I maximize power and reduce charge time at a Supercharger?
Each charge post is labeled with a number and letter, either A or B (e.g. 1A, 
1B, 2A, 2B). When possible, select a charge post with a unique number that is 
not currently connected to a vehicle. When a unique number isn’t available, the 
Supercharger cabinet has technology to share available power between charge 
posts A and B. To maximize power, park at a Supercharger shared with a car that 
is nearly done charging. 
How do I know if my Tesla can Supercharge?
Contact our service department at (877) 798-3752 (international phone numbers) 
if you would like to enable or confirm your access to the Supercharger Network. 
What do I do if I have an issue while Supercharging?
Please call Tech Support at (877) 798-3752 (international phone numbers). 
How long can I park at a Supercharger?
Once your vehicle has reached the range necessary to get to your next 
destination, please move your vehicle so other drivers can charge. Vehicles 
parked at a Supercharger beyond an active charge session will be subject to a 
fee of $0.40 per minute idle fee. Learn more about idle fees. 
A non-Tesla car is parked in a Supercharger stall, what should I do?
Most Supercharger stalls are reserved for Tesla charging but some stalls allow 
for time restricted general parking. Please be aware of stall signage and if a 
non-Tesla vehicle is blocking a reserved Supercharger stall, please notify us 
at (877) 798-3752 (international phone numbers). 
Is it okay to Supercharge in the rain and snow?
Tesla vehicles are designed to charge in inclement weather including rain and 
snow. Charging times may vary in extreme climate conditions. 
What other charging options are available to me?
In addition to the Supercharger and Destination Charging network, visit 
Plugshare for a map of supplementary public charging locations.
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Lawrence Rhodes

From: John Neiswanger <>
To: Lawrence Rhodes <>; EVDL <> 
Sent: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 8:10 AM
Subject: Re[2]: [EVDL] Hacking a supercharger. Have a charge on Elon.

If they aren't locked then why do I need to hack them to get them to 
work?  My car doesn't have a cut metal key but an electronic key, I 
still consider the Tesla supercharger as being locked, just by an 
electronic key.


------ Original Message ------
From: "Lawrence Rhodes via EV" <>
To: "EVDL" <>
Sent: 5/2/2017 7:58:17 AM
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Hacking a supercharger. Have a charge on Elon.

>My car is locked. Superchargers aren't.  You could try but now that you 
>mention it I guess I should make a sign.  Lawrence Rhodes
>       From: John Neiswanger <>
>  To: Lawrence Rhodes <>; EVDL 
>  Sent: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 7:50 AM
>  Subject: Re[2]: [EVDL] Hacking a supercharger. Have a charge on Elon.
>So by this logic if I can figure out a "hack" I could take your car
>since it doesn't have a sign saying "don't take my car" or "for 
>I also think I read that the Tesla chargers actually "read" the VIN
>number as part of the connection communications.  It must have 
>like that since the newer ones only get a limited amount of charge per
>year for "free".
>------ Original Message ------
>From: "Lawrence Rhodes via EV" <>
>To: "" <>; 
>Sent: 5/2/2017 7:34:50 AM
>Subject: Re: [EVDL] Hacking a supercharger. Have a charge on Elon.
>>If the car talks the the charger it should be able to dictate the flow
>>of electrons.  If someone comes up with the device maybe Tesla will
>>change it's policy.  It's more of a challenge rather than stealing
>>electricity.  That being said I never thought of the stealing aspect.
>>The III is upcoming and will pay for power.  I'd love to utilize a
>>Supercharger.  It would make a cross country trip more possible. I 
>>for EVRUS.  We welcome any kind of electric car that can plug to
>>Chademo.  Currently we service Nissan, Kia & Tesla...or any Chademo
>>ready vehicle you can't steal from us unless you can hack our system.
>>For Tesla it's a matter of plugging in as no adapter is yet
>>available(that we know of)for other vehicles.  So is it stealing if no
>>sign says Tesla only.  In some cases Tesla spots can be ICED.  They
>>sometimes can't be legally towed. So unless there is a posting saying
>>no vehicles other than Tesla is it stealing?    Lawrence Rhodes
>>       From: robert winfield <>
>>   To: Lawrence Rhodes <>; 
>><>; ""
>><>; Electric Vehicle Discussion List
>>   Sent: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 6:12 AM
>>   Subject: Re: [EVDL] Hacking a supercharger. Have a charge on Elon.
>>Is this post seriously for real? Hacking a supercharger that puts out
>>over 120kW @ 400+V at roughly 300 amps
>>Who wants to be the first "krispy critter"? really good advertising 
>>the EV community.
>>really folks, a TINY bit of thought please
>>       From: Lawrence Rhodes via EV <>
>>   To: "" <>;
>>"" <>
>>   Sent: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 8:50 AM
>>   Subject: [EVDL] Hacking a supercharger. Have a charge on Elon.
>>There is an adapter for Chademo to charge a Tesla.  Does anyone think
>>it can be done in reverse?  Could the supercharger be fooled into
>>thinking it was charging a tiny tiny battery pack or a Tesla almost
>>full?  I suspect the Supercharger will look at the car and see the
>>truth and reject the charge but you never know what a hacker can do
>>until it's done.  Lawrence Rhodes
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