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Should SCs be located near stores?

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by 647chang, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. 647chang

    647chang Member

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    Was thinking, if the SC are far away from the stores would there be less ICEing. It will make it more of an inconvenience for us, but not as much as an inconvenience as being ICEed.
     
  2. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Yes and no.

    There are some idiots who do it just to make some crazy point.
     
  3. davewill

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    I was confused at first because I thought you were talking about how close Service Centers were to Tesla stores, then the term ICEing made it clear. I've ALWAYS been against any sort of EV charging being placed in premium parking spots. We're not (generally) handicapped and don't need to be front and center. It creates resentments IMNSHO. However, there are reasons why it gets done so often:

    1. The electric service is often close to the building, so that's the cheapest place to put them.
    2. The site owner WANTS the publicity of having them up front.
    3. They have to put in SOME handicapped charging spaces, so they just put them all up front.

    I though that Tesla was doing this less than other public charging was, though.
     
  4. Tasdevil

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    Considering one day the majority of cars will be electric, tesla is getting the "better spots" on a first in best served basis.
     
  5. Tree95

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    ICE'ing isn't always the problem for SC's near stores. It's Tesla owners shopping for hours while hogging a spot. The electricity at a supercharger should be free, but money should be charged starting 10 minutes after charging completes.
     
  6. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    The new Petaluma SCs are about the farthest spaces from the stores. Saw that in Oxnard too. I think that's the right way to do it. I don't mind walking. Not sure if it would reduce ICE-ing, but I bet it helps some.
     
  7. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    The further away it is, the less likely ICEing occurs because those who ICE do so because they don't want to walk. (These are generally the same people who had to be fined to stop parking in handicapped spaces, or who get out of the traffic lane and zip ahead of cars using the on ramp.) The reasons some end up close to the store appear to typically be either "the city made me do it" or cost.
     
  8. mspohr

    mspohr Active Member

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    I'd really like to see a picnic table at each SC. Would be nice to sit outside and have a snack (or a meal).
     

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