Tesla (TSLA) is looking to reduce the backlog of Tesla drivers at its Supercharger charging stations in California by offering an incentive to charge its electric vehicles during nonpeak hours.

The electric carmaker is giving away free charging hours throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend at dozens of California charging stations along select travel routes in the state, as well as a site in Nevada.

Free charging will be available before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Locations offering the free charging promotion from Tesla include:

  • Arroyo Grande - W. Branch Rd.
  • Atascadero
  • Baker
  • Bakersfield - Copus Road
  • Bakersfield - I-5
  • Barstow
  • Buellton
  • Buttonwillow
  • Clovis
  • Corning
  • Firebaugh
  • Fresno
  • Fresno - North Blackstone Avenue
  • Fresno - North Riverside Drive
  • Greenfield
  • Gustine
  • Harris Ranch
  • Hesperia
  • Kettleman City
  • Kettleman City - Bernard Drive
  • Merced - Martin Luther King Junior Way
  • Mojave
  • Mount Shasta - 111 Morgan Way
  • Mount Shasta - 134 Morgan Way
  • Paso Robles - Golden Hill Road
  • Pismo Beach
  • Primm, Nevada
  • Red Bluff - Belle Mill Road
  • Salinas
  • San Luis Obispo - 3897 S Higuera St.
  • San Luis Obispo - Los Osos Valley Road
  • San Luis Obispo - Madonna Inn
  • Soledad - 100 Front St.
  • Tejon Ranch
  • Tejon Ranch - Outlets at Tejon Pkwy.
  • Traver
  • Williams - 6th Street
  • Yermo
  • Yreka

Thanksgiving weekend is notoriously one of the busiest travel holidays. Travel organization AAA predicts 53.4 million people will be traveling this year for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13% from 2020.

As of Tuesday at 1:25 p.m. ET, shares of Tesla were trading at $1,080.13, down $76.74, or 6.63%.

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