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Tesla supercharger stations let drivers charge their electric vehicles.

Tesla has made supercharger stations in some eastern European cities free for those fleeing Ukraine.

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Tesla owners fleeing Ukraine can use its Superchargers for free in four cities in bordering Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, according to a report from Electrek, which cited an email to local owners. This comes after Russian forces invaded Ukraine last week.

Both Tesla and non-Tesla electric vehicles can use the chargers at no cost in Trzebownisko, Poland; Košice, Slovakia; Miskolc, Hungary; and Debrecen, Hungary, the email reportedly said.

There are about 30,000 electric vehicles are on Ukraine’s roads, the Kyiv Independent reported in January, compared to millions of non-EV cars in the country.

Around 660,000 refugees have fled Ukraine following the Russian military’s invasion, the United Nations Refugee Agency estimated Tuesday.

Tesla no longer operates a public relations department to field requests for comment.

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