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How to stop these things from happening?

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by RGagne1975, May 4, 2017.

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  1. RGagne1975

    RGagne1975 Member

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    I was at the Jackson, TN Supercharger earlier this year and this guy backed into a spot:

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    Last I checked Dodge trucks were not compatible with Tesla Superchargers. Good thing the Supercharger was mostly empty Otherwise a Tesla driver would have had to wait for this truck to finish 'charging'.
     
  2. siucity

    siucity Button Pusher

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    With the signage there, it looks like it's ok for him to park there for 30 minutes or less.
     
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    Yea and that 30 minute sign is not enforceable by law. Mostly hoping for people to be courteous. o_O
     
  4. bak_phy

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    Was he parked more than 30 min?
     
  5. Missile Toad

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    A) did it inconvenience you?
    B) did it inconvenience another Tesla driver?
    C) did he stay over the 30 minutes the sign says?
    D) how many other Teslas have you seen in the last 24 hours in Tennessee?
    At some point, there will be hordes of Tesla 3's siddling up next to this guy... and boy will he look silly then. Until then, meh.
     
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  6. kort677

    kort677 Banned

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    there are two ways to stop the icing, 1. if you see the driver try to start a friendly conversation and try to get him to understand why he should avoid blocking a charger.
    2. get your local government to enact regulations regarding the blocking of chargers. without laws the authorities are powerless to assist.
     
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  7. oktane

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    It's a dick move, but he can park there if he wants. Being a dick is not illegal (yet).
     
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    not necessarily, many SpCs allow for 30 minute parking for non teslas
     
  9. bak_phy

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    From the picture it seems that this is one of those places.
     
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    kort677 Banned

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    I think you need to look at the picture again, it clearly permits 30 minute non charging parking
     
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  11. bak_phy

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    Exactly my point.
     
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    kort677 Banned

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    mea culpa, my poor comprehension skills are out there for all to see
     
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  13. ThisIsTrue

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    and 3. Get Tesla to stop making things unclear by posting signs that says it's OK to park there EVER. How can the public understand when The Powers That Be say "Yeah, that's fine, for awhile."?

    Sigh.
     
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    it's not tesla who decides the usage of the parking spot. it is the local officials that location think that an empty spot is a crowded parking lot is not a good thing.
    my little pet peeve is the charging spots with a handicap designation.
     
  15. TexasEV

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    No, not the local officials (unless it's on public property). It's the landlords who don't want to designate all of the parking spaces for exclusive Tesla use because they have other customers to consider, or sometimes they're required to do that because of minimum parking requirements in zoning rules and dedicated spaces don't count.

    Tesla isn't going to put those 30 or 60 min. "general parking" signs there voluntarily!
     
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    All most all SC in NC have 30 min General Parking.
     
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    Were there other places he could have parked or was the lot completely full. If the former, dick move by someone feeling quite inadequate, otherwise perhaps not so much.
     
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    Although I would of course like it if all spots were dedicated to Tesla's I'm not really sure why following the rules as written on the sign is a dick move.
     
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    I find it more concerning to see fellow Tesla owners overstay needed charge time. While the general public will eventually grasp what's going on, an existing owner should presumably be more considerate.

    A 40, yep four zero, min wait getting into a stall yesterday with 11 cars backed up behind me, an openly frustrated security guard, and barely an owner in sight despite 12 stalls at Qualcomm/San Diego. 2ish PM. I grabbed 15 min of juice to make it north, and only one car behind me got a stall during that time. Seriously bad behavior going on.
     
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    one would think that the new idling charges would curtail people leaving their cars at the chargers too long.
     

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