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E-scooters stations at Superchargers?

Can Tesla considering making E-scooter stations next to all Superchargers in metropolitan areas. I usually do my hack where I take an electric scooter with me so I can have an extension to my Tesla while it's charging, but the only con is that it takes space in my trunk and I always need to charge it. And for road trips, I will be forced to dedicate a huge chunk of space to the E-scooter, and I drive a Model 3.

If there can be some kind of bike station or E-scooter station (with charging) next to all superchargers, then we can go to other stores / restaurants that are too far of a walk, but fast for a bike / e-scooter. This would be helpful for tesla superchargers that are in giant malls because the supercharger could be way in the back of the mall parking lot and the store you want to go to is like a 15 min walk. By the time you walked 15 min, you only have like 5 min to do whatever, then you must walk back right away, making it pointless if something isn't a quick walking distance. But with an E-scooter, it be like being driven around on a golf cart and you could get back to your car immediately, like within 3-5 minutes.

It would be a great solution to supercharging if they can't place superchargers at convenient spots. Your will have more options of shops / restaurants you wanna stop by and not have to settle for the one right next to the supercharger. Maybe ride share scooters could put a few scooters at Tesla supercharging stations that can only be returned at the supercharging station so its ready for the next person, hopefully charge a reasonable rate.
 

RTPEV

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Mar 21, 2016
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Great idea to support multi-modal transportation options...but I don't see this as something that should necessarily fall into Tesla's lap. Perhaps there is a business opportunity for a startup to provide scooter rentals nearby Supercharger sites?

OTOH, I do wonder if Supercharger dwell times are too short to make this worthwhile.

I've charged at 4 different mall chargers (3 Superchargers and one Electrify America) and one casino which I think has the same characteristics as what you are talking about. While in all cases the chargers were located in the "back corner" of the parking lot as you say, I do think it's quite an exaggeration to say that it's a 15 minute walk. At most the longest walk to the door I've had is about 5 minutes (and then once inside, it's not like I'm going to be riding the scooter around inside). So it may save 5-10 minutes of walking, possibly costing 2-3 minutes of provisioning the scooter.
 

Rocky_H

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Feb 19, 2015
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but I don't see this as something that should necessarily fall into Tesla's lap. Perhaps there is a business opportunity for a startup to provide scooter rentals nearby Supercharger sites?
Exactly, this is already being done by Lime, Bird, etc. Most reasonably sized cities already have at least two companies filling their city areas with these electric scooters.
 

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