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Chinook Mall removing Tesla Wall Chargers?

Lon12

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Oct 12, 2015
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GlenM

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Sep 6, 2018
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That is just crazy! I don't go to Chinook very often, but when I do I appreciate the opportunity to get a little charge. This seems to be the opposite of common sense. Why go through the hassle of removing all of that equipment when it's already there.

I wonder if CF wanted Tesla to pay rent for those spaces, and Tesla declined, and CF is removing them out of principle.
 

Lon12

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Oct 12, 2015
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We have been begging CF for a proper level 2 in Market Mall as well but they don't care. They won't even put up a proper EV parking only sign at the wall outlet.
 

GlenM

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We all know CF is all about the $$$'s.

I'm sure they're looking for someone to pay for it, rather than using it as an amenity to attract customers.
 

Kenypowa

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Jun 3, 2015
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I was in the store earlier this week; the staff confirmed the mall had no intention to keep the chargers and they will likely be taken out.

That's the only reason I shop there; now I look forward to shop elsewhere where the management is not a bunch of short-sighted idiots.
 

GlenM

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Sep 6, 2018
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Agreed. This makes zero sense to me. While other places are rolling out EV charging infrastructure, here's an organization ripping out chargers for no good reason.

I'm sure Tesla was paying for those spots, but why wouldn't CF want to keep them for shoppers? It really adds fuel (no pun intended) to the fire that Alberta is a bunch of oil guzzling buffoons.
 

taylortbb

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Jun 28, 2017
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The CF malls in Ontario have all been installing Flo chargers, so it doesn't feel like corporate opposition to charging. They also host a number of superchargers, which Tesla has said they don't pay rent for.

I suspect it's just lack of corporate communication. These chargers were done by the leasing division, customer leaves you take their stuff out. Some other division worries about amenities like EV charging.
 

McFlurri

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Apr 27, 2016
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The CF malls in Ontario have all been installing Flo chargers, so it doesn't feel like corporate opposition to charging. They also host a number of superchargers, which Tesla has said they don't pay rent for.

I suspect it's just lack of corporate communication. These chargers were done by the leasing division, customer leaves you take their stuff out. Some other division worries about amenities like EV charging.
to be fair.. CF wants the appearance of being "green", while trying to make some "green".

Who the hell uses FLO chargers? They suck, they are over priced, and they require a stupid card to use.

Fairview Park Mall has 1 DC charger and 1 Level 2 charger that are NEVER used.

I specifically park at shopping centres that offer FREE charging. Those business owners get it. It's not about making money from the charger.... it's about bringing the business to your shopping centre. Typically EV owners have money.. and the smart business owners like those that own The Boardwalk in Waterloo, get that premise.
 
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Kenypowa

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It is gone.

Guess it will be a long time before shopping there again.
 

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M3AB

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They say that they are in talks to put Flo (national CF partner) as a replacement... we’ll see how quickly and pricing....hopefully many stalls and free but one can only dream :rolleyes: .
 
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