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Tesla will limit charging to 80 percent at some Supercharger stations

Karissa Bell
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Tesla owners will soon find that they can no longer charge up to 100 percent at some Supercharger stations.

The car maker has opted to limit charging to 80 percent at some of its busiest stations, according to a report in Electrek. "Today, we released a new Supercharger feature that will limit owners’ State of Charge (SOC) to 80% at select high-traffic sites," Tesla told employees in a memo obtained by the site.

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The new limits will reportedly apply to 17 percent of U.S. charging stations. In some cases, the limit will be in effect at all times, while some stations will only have limits during holidays and "large regional events," like music festivals. Tesla says it expects the change to "result in a 34% improvement in throughput at our busiest Supercharging locations" and that Tesla owners will be alerted to the limit when they show up at an affected station. Read more...

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