Elon Musk's Tesla is offering free charging for electric vehicles in 4 cities for those fleeing Ukraine

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Tesla has announced that it will be offering electirc car free charging ports for those impacted by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

As reported by Electrek, the electric vehicle company has annouced to local Tesla owners that four charging ports in Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary will now offer free Supercharging following the influx of people fleeing Ukraine.

Each of the points are located near the Ukrainian border and will offer both Tesla and Non-Tesla vehicles the free charging service.

According to Insider, the four cities are: Trzebownisko in Poland; Košice in Slovakia; and Miskolc and Debrecen in Hungary. The outlet adds that Tesla currently does not have operations in Ukraine.

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In an email to its customers, Tesla wrote: "We hope that this helps give you the peace of mind to get to a safe location."

This is not the first time Tesla has offered free Supercharging services for electric vehicle owners. Back in 2018, the company provided the service during the Hurricane Florence and the California wildfires disasters - but these were only to Tesla owners, Insider states.

Elon Musk, the CEO of the company, has also provided services to Ukraine in other areas.

Over the weekend, Ukraine's Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation made an emotional plea to Musk on Twitter, writing: "@elonmusk, while you try to colonize Mars — Russia try to occupy Ukraine!"

Mykhailo Fedorov added: "While your rockets successfully land from space — Russian rockets attack Ukrainian civil people! We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations and to address sane Russians to stand."

The 50-year-old Tesla CEO was quick to respond to the appeal, writing in a tweet that he has successfully provided Starlink service over Ukraine.

"Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route," Musk tweeted in reply.

Lo and behold, just a few days later, Fedorov shared a photo showing a literal truck full of Starlink terminals Musk had provided for the people of Ukraine.

"Starlink — here. Thanks, @elonmusk", Fedorov wrote.

"You are most welcome," replied Musk.

At the time of writing, it is believed that around 160,000 Ukrainian citizens have been displaced within their country, and more than 500,000 have been forced to flee into neighboring countries such as Poland and Moldova.

If you would like to know how you can support the Ukrainian people at this time, click HERE to find a list of organizations and groups dedicated to helping those affected by this crisis.

Featured image credit: 360b / Alamy

Elon Musk's Tesla is offering free charging for electric vehicles in 4 cities for those fleeing Ukraine

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Tesla has announced that it will be offering electirc car free charging ports for those impacted by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

As reported by Electrek, the electric vehicle company has annouced to local Tesla owners that four charging ports in Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary will now offer free Supercharging following the influx of people fleeing Ukraine.

Each of the points are located near the Ukrainian border and will offer both Tesla and Non-Tesla vehicles the free charging service.

According to Insider, the four cities are: Trzebownisko in Poland; Košice in Slovakia; and Miskolc and Debrecen in Hungary. The outlet adds that Tesla currently does not have operations in Ukraine.

size-large wp-image-1263146246
Credit: DPA picture alliance / Alamy

In an email to its customers, Tesla wrote: "We hope that this helps give you the peace of mind to get to a safe location."

This is not the first time Tesla has offered free Supercharging services for electric vehicle owners. Back in 2018, the company provided the service during the Hurricane Florence and the California wildfires disasters - but these were only to Tesla owners, Insider states.

Elon Musk, the CEO of the company, has also provided services to Ukraine in other areas.

Over the weekend, Ukraine's Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation made an emotional plea to Musk on Twitter, writing: "@elonmusk, while you try to colonize Mars — Russia try to occupy Ukraine!"

Mykhailo Fedorov added: "While your rockets successfully land from space — Russian rockets attack Ukrainian civil people! We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations and to address sane Russians to stand."

The 50-year-old Tesla CEO was quick to respond to the appeal, writing in a tweet that he has successfully provided Starlink service over Ukraine.

"Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route," Musk tweeted in reply.

Lo and behold, just a few days later, Fedorov shared a photo showing a literal truck full of Starlink terminals Musk had provided for the people of Ukraine.

"Starlink — here. Thanks, @elonmusk", Fedorov wrote.

"You are most welcome," replied Musk.

At the time of writing, it is believed that around 160,000 Ukrainian citizens have been displaced within their country, and more than 500,000 have been forced to flee into neighboring countries such as Poland and Moldova.

If you would like to know how you can support the Ukrainian people at this time, click HERE to find a list of organizations and groups dedicated to helping those affected by this crisis.

Featured image credit: 360b / Alamy