Superchargers blocked: Video shows retaliation against Tesla parking lot drivers

Superchargers blocked: Video shows retaliation against Tesla parking lot drivers

  • fromSebastian Oppenheimer

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Superchargers are sometimes misused by Tesla drivers as a common parking space. Now there is a “trick” circulating on the Internet on how to take revenge on “fake uploaders”.

Parking spaces are in high demand – especially in big cities. If one electric car you can have an advantage there – because there are parking spaces and charging stations that are only open to electric car drivers – but usually only during the charging process. This is also the case with the Tesla supercharger. But there are always stubborn moderns who park their Tesla on the supercharger for free. Because when the car is full, the fine is worth it – after all, some people also want to charge their cars – and even without “restrictions” there are sometimes long queues at Tesla superchargers at peak times, as recently in the UK or in the summer . in Croatia. A “trick” is now circulating on the Internet that other Tesla drivers should be able to teach “bad parkers” a lesson.

Education campaign for “illegal parkers” on Tesla superchargers – “The perfect form of revenge”

Not long ago, incidents where cars with combustion engines blocked electronic charging stations made headlines again and again. But at the same time, e-car drivers also seem to compete with each other. Now some of our contemporaries are taking revenge on Supercharger restrictions, as shown, for example, by a social media post from China (found below). Non-loading plugs Teslas it just plugs into the charging cable – so the owner will have to pay a fine if they don’t drive their car in time after it’s fully charged.

In China, people have been trying for a long time to control the problem of Tesla parking – with a type of floor lock or parking bracket. But after even that doesn’t seem to help in some cases, some people are now trying to teach “wrong parkers”. Word has already spread about the “revenge tactic” in the USA as well, as one tweet shows.

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Education campaign for “illegal parkers” on Tesla superchargers – “That’s great!”

In the comments to the article, however, many are surprised that it is possible to open the charging flap of Teslas easily. But it seems to be working. Not everyone sees “revenge” as appropriate – with many, at least in this case, taking the side of the “pin”:

  • “The perfect form of revenge!”
  • “That’s great!”
  • “Not all heroes wear costumes.”
  • “Good job, it’s like people leaving the car at the pump. This is not appropriate behavior!”
  • “You did a good thing today.”
  • “Very close.”

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