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Tesla Owners Scolded for Overusing Superchargers

Tesla sends out 'don't use our Superchargers all the time' letters

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Old 08-24-2015, 06:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For all the 'speed-of-light' quickness that electrons possess, apparently REFUELING them ain't quick enough for Tesla owners.
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For all the 'speed-of-light' quickness that electrons possess, apparently REFUELING them ain't quick enough for Tesla owners.
I suspect they are getting hammered by stock holders wanting them to reign in spending. Right now Tesla is burning through piles of cash and their debt levels are really getting out of hand.
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EVTV reported that an airport (in Germany maybe? - can't remember) has a fleet of Teslas for taxis and they charge exclusively at the airport supercharger station.

Perhaps not the use case that Elon had in mind ... free fuel for a fleet of taxis ...
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Yeah, but all Elon has to do is call that "free recharge" as tax write-off "advertising."
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Or simply charge for the electricity, at a rate significantly higher than they'd pay at home.

And I can certainly see the point of asking the owners to move when the car's recharged. After all, I would get a little upset if someone filled up at the only gas pump in town, then parked there for an extra hour or two.
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My understanding is it's also intended to reduce congestion at Superchargers that get heavy use. Probably a combination of that plus saving $.
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My understanding is it's also intended to reduce congestion at Superchargers that get heavy use. Probably a combination of that plus saving $.
Yeah, it's supposed to be a charger for lots of Musk's customers, not a private parking space for one guy.
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Maybe they should make people pay for NOT charging at a supercharger?
As long as it is still charging it is free. Once full, it'll cost you $1 per minute just to hold the spot.

That way they can keep their promise of free charging, make sure the superchargers are used efficiently and make some money to boot
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funny

I was just thinking about this (after looking at a leaf)

is there an etiquette for using the charging stations?
especially when you pull up and they are all in use (with no owners around) and you wanna get your charge on

not to mention the fact that many are free

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