Tesla is Counting the Usage of Data on its Vehicles

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.


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