Free Tesla charging Thanksgiving weekend around the High Desert

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HESPERIA — Through Thanksgiving weekend Tesla is offering free charging, during off peak hours, throughout Southern California including Hesperia, Barstow and Yermo stations. 

In efforts to reduce the backlog of Tesla drivers at its Supercharger charging stations, the company is offering an incentive to charge its electric vehicles at dozens of California charging stations along select travel routes in the state, as well as a site in Nevada.

Prices vary by state and station, but it usually costs around $25 to charge a Tesla battery from 0% to 100% and takes approximately 15 minutes.

The website says for a faster charging experience, “navigate to your destination using Trip Planner and your battery will already automatically precondition before you arrive.”

Free charging will be available before 9 a.m. and after 8 p.m. now through Sunday, November 27, 2022.

RELATED: CA aproves 100 unit supercharging station in Barstow

High Desert locations offering free off peak hours charging:


Ayres Hotel Barstow
2812 Lenwood Rd.
16 Superchargers, available 24/7, up to 150kW

Barstow Mall
1866 East Main Street
4 Superchargers, available 24/7, up to 72kW

Tanger Way                                                                                                                    2796 Tanger Way
20 Superchargers, available 24/7, up to 250kW


12795 Main Street
20 Superchargers, available 24/7, up to 250kW


36017 Calico Road
18 Superchargers, available 24/7, up to 150kW
4 Superchargers, available 24/7, up to 72kW

Other locations in California offering free off peak hours charging:


Bakersfield – I-5

Bakersfield – Copus Road (Limited Amenities)

Buttonwillow – I-5



Harris Ranch

Kettleman City

Kettleman City – Bernard Drive

Patterson – Speno Dr

Santa Nella

Tejon Ranch

Tejon Ranch – Outlets at Tejon Pkwy

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