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NJ Supercharger Offline

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by GregKo, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. GregKo

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    Today, both Tinton Falls Police and Jersey Shore Outlet Mall security allowed IC Cars to take every EV charging spot. I called security and they just said "sorry and wait" Sat Morning 4/30/16.

    What would you do?

    Greg
     

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  2. TexasEV

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    It won't help now, but call Tesla so they can take it up with the landlord.
     
  3. RobertSeattle

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    Take a picture of the offending cars and post it on Social Media with a smart aleck caption like "OMG - Look at these new models of EVs"
     
  4. GregKo

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    I called Tesla's Supercharger support and they said there is nothing they can do. BTW that location has many regurlar EV chargers as well as the Tesla Superchargers and every one of them was ICE'd too!
     
  5. Zarwin

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    You could tell Tesla to mark it offline on the map so it shows in cars as offline. They likely won't do it, but like your title states, it's essentially offline so they should.
     
  6. DFibRL8R

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    Not sure about NJ but a few states have enacted legislation to permit towing of non EV parked/blocking access to EV charger (even on private property such as a business in some cases). If NJ does not have this, seems like a nice opportunity to send a note to your local or state elected representative (probably not your governor ;)) to sponsor legislation to address what will only become a bigger problem as more EV's emerge.
     
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    I sympathize with you but title of thread should be changed. The chargers are not off line (like broken or shut off) but ICED
     
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  8. GregKo

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    Not sure how to change the title... Perhaps ICE'd is more proper.

    BTW while I am not a big poster here, but I have 95K miles on my P85S (bought new Feb 2012 - there were no superchagers when I bought my car) and took delivery of P90DL X yesterday. In all this time, I have never seen anything like this... Just really a bit frustrated.
     
  9. GSP

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    After calling Tesla, I would also put a note on each of the ICEs explaining nicely that they were blocking others from proceeding to their destinations.

    I would also try to contact the property owners and complain about their security.

    Also, I would call the police, and see if they would have the cars towed, and file a complaint for blocking charging/traffic.

    The police will not let people just park their cars in the middle of the highway, shoulder to shoulder preventing any traffic to proceed past them (this is sometimes done by protest groups). As far as a Tesla driver is concerned, this is no different.

    GSP
     
  10. kort677

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    in NJ there needs to be a local ordinance prohibiting blocking a charger before the barneys will write tickets or tow cars away. tesla and locals should pressure the powers in that town to take up the issue. tesla should consider pulling out of there if the SpCs are always iced.
     
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  11. Sam Gabbay

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    I frequent this charging station almost every 4 days. Sad if this becomes the norm. I'm not one to say anything if 2 cars park here, but if they are all taken up because people want a "closer" parking spot, then...
     
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    Even if NJ does not have a EV charger based ordinance, I would still try to file a complaint. Travelers that are blocked from proceeding on their journey should have a legal basis to complain. This would not have been acceptable behavior even 2000 years ago if people traveling on foot were detained against their will.

    I would also call the mayor's office and complain if the police did not help.

    GSP
     
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    you could complain all that you care to but lacking legal authority (ordinances) the cops are powerless and lack the authority to do anything to help out.
    like I said previously pressure must be applied to the mall management via tesla and on the local politicians who have the power to create an ordinance that then would empower the cops to take whatever necessary steps needed to lessen the icing issues there.
     
  14. Bimbels

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    We have no superchargers in my town but we do have several public J1772s and the town will be adding more soon at our visitors center. We are a tourist town and drawing EVs is pointless if the police are powerless to ticket the EV spots. I took the time to write my city council to ask that a ordinance be passed, citing current spots that are often ICEd and framed it as a way to generate revenue via ticket fines.
     
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    First off, the title should absolutely be changed, I thought that there was a technical issue, or the power company took them offline or something.

    Secondly, since these are on private property, the mall owner should change there policy and let security have these cars towed if they park there. (or at least be aware and ask folks to move their cars). Contacting Tesla is the best course of action as they can talk to the Mall owner.
     
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    That's pretty bad! The signs in your photo appear to specifically state that those spaces are reserved for EVs only. Did you communicate that the ICE vehicles parked in the Tesla spots are in direct violation of the posted signs, and therefore they should be receiving violation notices at a minimum?
     
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    in NJ no ordinances outlining parking rules means no summonses can be issued.
     
  18. GregKo

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    I told Mall security that the cars parked there are in violation of the posted signs. They said "just wait till someone moves" All the J1772 chargers were ICE's too. IE the whole area was offline to ALL EVs
     
  19. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    Hmm. Often I travel to destinations where I cannot get home or to another supercharger without stopping at certain superchargers. I don't mind waiting for a Tesla to clear a stall of course, but waiting hours for someone that ICE'd me is a big impact on my use of the car and would leave me no alternatives. I guess I better buy a J1772 adapter ASAP so I can at least put enough power in to safely get to the next supercharger.
     
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    They include one with every car, don't they?
     

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