Along with the already expected costs from the carmaker, Tesla will charge its customers for the usage of data inside the EVs. After around 7 years of free connectivity, it seems like it is about to come to an end.
In a report by Electrek, drivers of Tesla vehicles announced that there is a data usage counter on the screen now, that goes up to 50 GB. Even though the connectivity has not yet been charged, this is a step towards doing so.
Elon Musk’s carmaker announced the 2 different types of connectivity, as pointed out by Electrek:
- Standard Connectivity offers basic maps & navigation, music & media over Bluetooth® and software updates over Wi-Fi. Note: Important safety updates will continue to be available over the car’s cellular connection.
- Premium Connectivity adds satellite-view maps with live traffic visualization, in-car streaming music & media, an internet browser (for Model S and Model X), and over-the-air software updates via Wi-Fi and cellular.
No actual cost for the packages were revealed, but to new Tesla owners, beware of the new costs that will add up when purchasing this EV.