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Tesla wants to install charging stations at your office

The Workplace Charging program will put chargers in employers' parking lots for free.
Mariella Moon, @mariella_moon
February 23, 2018
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Tesla has a pretty good track record when it comes to making its chargers more accessible, but it needs to step up its game now that it's shipping more and more cars. One of the ways it plans to do that is by launching yet another charging program, this time for your office. The electric automaker is providing employers and commercial property managers with free Tesla Wall Connectors -- and will also install them on company parking lots for free -- so long as they apply and qualify for the program.

While Tesla's Destination program installs chargers on restaurant, hotel and resort parking lots that anybody can use, the Workplace program focuses on company employees. According to Electrek, only people employed by a Workplace partner will be able to use the chargers, so don't expect to spot them on Tesla's navigation system. After all, the companies themselves will have to pay for the electricity Teslas use.

Tesla's statement posted by Electrek reads:

"As Tesla's fleet continues to grow, it is more important than ever for our customers to be able to easily charge their cars where they park. The most convenient way to charge is to plug in overnight at home, and for most people, this is all that is needed. For others, such as those who live in an apartment, Tesla is introducing its new Workplace Charging program. Charging at work is simple and convenient, just plug in and your car is charged by the time you're done for the day.

For qualified employers or commercial property managers who choose to provide an EV charging option, Tesla will review, donate their Tesla Wall Connectors and provide installation assistance. Energy costs will be the responsibility of the property."

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