Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Wednesday that, in response to recent security concerns due to events over the weekend, all Tesla Superchargers in Israel will be made available for free use until further notice. Musk shared this update on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.
Currently, Tesla’s website lists 17 operational Supercharger stations across Israel. These stations are distributed across various locations, including northern Israel near the Lebanon border, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and as far south as Eilat on the Red Sea.
On Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced Tesla Superchargers in Israel. In response to recent Hamas terror attacks over the weekend, Musk declared that all Tesla Superchargers in Israel would be available for free until further notice.
Taking to X, the platform previously known as Twitter, Musk stated, “All Tesla Superchargers in Israel are now free.”
Currently, there are at least 17 active Superchargers across Israel. These Supercharger locations span from northern Israel near the Lebanese border to crucial cities like Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, extending to the southern tip of Eilat on the Red Sea. Additionally, the Tesla website indicates that several other Supercharger locations are slated for opening in 2023 or 2024. However, it remains unclear when the website was last updated with information regarding these upcoming locations.
Currently, Tesla has not responded to inquiries regarding the status of these scheduled Superchargers.
Tesla Superchargers are high-speed charging stations designed for the company’s electric vehicles. They can deliver up to 250 kilowatts of power, adding 200 miles of range in just 15 minutes.
It is worth noting that, according to the Tesla website, the Superchargers in Israel are not compatible with non-Tesla vehicles. This differs from Superchargers in Europe, where most are compatible with non-Tesla electric vehicles. At the same time, in the United States, only a minority of Superchargers offer compatibility with non-Tesla EVs.
Several major electric vehicle manufacturers plan to enable their vehicles to charge on Tesla Superchargers starting in 2024.
Previously, Tesla made Superchargers available for free during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The company opened select Superchargers in Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary to individuals affected by the conflict.
In response to Musk’s announcement, social media users inquired about his plans for assisting people in Gaza. In one of his replies, Musk expressed his desire to aid those in Gaza who seek peace but lack the means to do so. He emphasized his broader aspiration for the well-being and prosperity of all humanity, regardless of race, creed, religion, or any other factors.