Tesla’s Supercharger network has been designed to help electric cars recharge so that when they go on long journeys, they won’t have to worry about running out of battery in the middle of the highway, assuming they’ve been stopping and recharging when necessary. However what the company doesn’t want to do is for commercial cars to hog its network.

The company has recently introduced a new “fair use” policy for its Supercharger network, where cars used for commercial purposes are discouraged from using it. Tesla has defined commercial cars as electric cars used as a taxi, for ridesourcing or ridesharing (like Uber, Lyft, etc.), for commercial deliveries, for government purposes, or for any other commercial venture.

However the good news is that this only applies to new or used Tesla cars that have been purchased after today, which means that existing fleets such as those used by Tesloop will have no problems using the network. This new policy comes after quite a few Tesla owners complained about commercial services that hogged the Superchargers, with some even leaving the vehicles overnight and taking up spaces that others could use.

That being said, Tesla did state that they have plans to offer an alternative to the Supercharger network for commercial vehicles in the future.

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