PALO ALTO (KPIX 5) — Tesla is cracking down on drivers who hog power stations.
The Palo Alto-based electric automaker made the announcement on its blog.READ MORE: 4 San Jose Double Homicide Suspects Arrested; Drugs, Weapons Seized
Drivers who fail to remove their car within five minutes of filling up on power will be charged $.40 per minute.READ MORE: Police Arrest Suspect in Tenderloin Stabbing Incident
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Currently, charging stations are free to use for owners, but starting in 2017, Tesla is going to charge drivers a fee.