Tesla’s standard connectivity allows everyone to use what’s available in the vehicle. Still, it has an expiration date longer than the previous lifetime deal for new EV purchases. From this day forward, new electric vehicle purchases from the company will require them to purchase a subscription to their Standard Connection for eight years after the purchase of the EV.
Earlier, it offered a lifetime freebie for all users to connect with their basic needs for the vehicle.
Tesla Standard Connectivity: Free for 8 years after purchase
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A vendor shows the dashboard of a Tesla Model S car at the electric carmaker Tesla showroom at the El Corte Ingels store on September 1, 2017 in Lisbon.
Tesla’s standard connectivity lets people connect to music streaming via the device’s Bluetooth, navigation on maps, and basic connectivity to the electric vehicle’s WiFi. The company has updated its policies and will soon charge users for using these basic features on its infotainment system eight years after the purchase of the EV.
Previously, Tesla offered standard connectivity features for free to drivers and owners, and it’s available for use for life or until the car is idle or unusable.
Nevertheless, the policy change applies to all latest purchases of clean energy vehicles, focusing on standard or basic connections in the car.
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Pay and Subscribe to Tesla Connections for New EVs
According to a CNET report, eight years after the purchase of the EV, users will now have to pay and subscribe for this feature.
However, they can opt for the premium connectivity service from the company which offers several additional features to their infotainment system. It contains:
- live traffic visualization
- Sentry Mode Live Camera View
- video streaming
- satellite-view maps
- music streaming
- Internet browser
Tesla in the car and its features
Tesla EVs have a key connection for everyone, and it’s connecting to the Internet at no extra cost that it will use for navigation, music streaming, updates, and other features available in the infotainment system. However, that changed back in 2018 when the company changed its policies to charge EV owners for internet connections.
There’s also a whole different level to the connectivity features of the Tesla EV, and it’s premium connectivity that gives people more functions than a vehicle. Although it is an honest subscription for monthly or yearly setup, its price varies by term.
The public can opt for a $9.99 per month subscription or go for a 12-month deal for $99 plus applicable taxes.
Even in its standard connectivity, Tesla is changing its policies and charges it will charge EV owners in the future, especially following new purchases and EV acquisitions starting this week. This may be a different policy to Tesla, and it may or may not affect EV buyers as it gives eight years, but it still changes its previous policies that previously provided no-fee connections. provides.
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