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Has anyone actually paid idle fees?

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  1. Sonny Daze

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    Don't think I have seen anyone mention that they have paid idle fees. Curious if anyone actually has.
     
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    People might be too embarrassed to admit having had to pay idle fees. Perhaps you should ask, "Does anyone have any 'friends' who had to pay idle fees?"
     
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    Well, I was concerned about that, but I only needed one person to fess up or wordsmith some answer that didn't incriminate themselves. Maybe Tesla is just waiving all the fees at this point.

    Let's try it this way: Poll: Have you actually paid idle fees?
     
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    I thought that Idle fees began in April, coupled with the start of the charge for charging...
     
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    Someone complained about idle fees on FB. Claims he can see the SC from his office and it was never filled.
     
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    I think that's proof that the fees are working
     
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    The proof would be if they actually were helping with the actual problem.

    So, California, are the queues gone?
     
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    I have a friend that finds it unreasonable to charge idle fees after an unpredictable time. He has some suggestions on how to improve the policy.
     
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    And how they would charge any fee?
     
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    It's charged at service.
     
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    5min after the car has notified you it finished charging is just about a predictable as you could possibly get. Y̶o̶u̶'r̶e̶ .... your friend is a funny guy.
     
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    I predict we'll soon be hearing his friend's ideas...
     
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    That would be so inadmissible in court
     
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    My friend thinks the problem is with the notification 1) coming at an unpredictable time that is hard to estimate for laymen (stall sharing, charger conditiong etc.) 2) being unreliable in itself (notifications do not always work) 3) coming from an app that not everyone can/will use (SMS would at least be better). :)
     
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    If the "over 50% occupied" becomes a factor, I can envision retasking dashcams, for proof of vacancies. Or, HW2 side cameras can help ascertain Supercharger occupancy load.
     
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    When do idle fees start occurring? Is it when your car reaches 100%? Or when you have enough to reach the next supercharger or destination (if you have Navigation ON)?
     
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    I am also wondering this as well. I can't imagine it is when you have enough to reach the next SC b/c that figure is never, EVER correct. I has to be from when the car stops charging.... either at 100% or the preset limit.
     
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    5 min after charging completes. If you've set 100% you will have more time.
     
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    Please don't start this series of posts all over again. Anyone who wants your voluminous thoughts only has to read the dozens of pages in the previous thread on this topic.
     
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