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Ovens site management encouraging ICEing of Supercharger stalls

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Nuclear Fusion, Dec 26, 2020.

  1. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    I was hoping that everyone had had their say on this matter and that this thread would disappear into history.
    This post is not a criticism of anything anyone has posted her, it’s part of your right to express yourself that is what this forum is designed to facilitate.
    However- - - members should be aware that the current owners of this site are aware of this thread and it is not helping Tesla’s relationship with the site owners and I have been approached by Tesla about this thread in particular.
    So members need to decide to support owners who host Tesla Supercharger sites as they attempt to manage the competing needs of their business and the Supercharger or just pile on an criticise and potentially complicate Tesla’s attempts to roll out a fast charging network.
    As I have said before in this thread, we should be appreciative of any owner who chooses to host a fast charging site, be it Tesla, ChargeFox, Evie, Jolt or any others as they are doing us a favour and supporting the mission of Tesla and other to transition to more sustainable transport.
    I would hope people support the host business as much as they can when visiting a Supercharger and be appreciative of the fact that it’s difficult to justify currently on a financial basis. However being the first in any area as often an advantage in the future.
    Just have a think about this.
     
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    Tesla would have chosen the site because it splits the difference between Falls Creek & Mount Hotham & Tesla owners are probably the type to be ski slope visitors

    I hope so. Bright (on route to Mt Hotham) is far busier than Mount Beauty (on route to Falls Creek) in the warmer months. My guess is 10 times the business.
    Hence the Tesla superchargers would have catered more all year round in Bright, than a narrow 4 months of June to September at Ovens
    Keep us posted on the Bright fast chargers
     
  3. meowsers

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    #43 meowsers, Jan 7, 2021
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    I'm not arguing with you but you purport that somehow Tesla (with a market cap prediction approaching a trillion dollars) should be owed any sympathy, as if they are a struggling charity rolling out fast chargers.

    What exactly did Tesla say? Their "reputation managers" and BDMs seem to come out of the woodwork real quick when stuff like this pops up, to tamp it down and silence valid criticism.

    If people aren't hosting sites, Telsa needs to offer better terms. Problem solved. The free market will sort itself out. If Tesla is acting shady, others will step in and fill their place. If venues act shady, chargers will just pop up elsewhere in time.

    If you sign a contract , whether it be Tesla or a site owner you'd be encouraged to read it and make sure you understand your obligations.
     
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  4. doctorwho

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    Yes, they did. Myrtleford would have provided the same benefits but with greater amenity.
    I think that the suggestion is that we can arrive at a far better outcome for everyone by avoiding confrontation at this stage - make diplomacy, not war! I provided some information as back story, not with the intent of stirring up confrontation
     
  5. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    I’m not purporting anything about Tesla, however I am purporting that what is said on Social Media including TMC has an impact on the outside world.
    Couldn’t have put it better myself.
     
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