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Supercharger protocols?


Mar 18, 2019
Whidbey Island Washington
We've owned our 2019 M3-LR for a year and a half now and used the Tesla Supercharging network only a few times, and each time there were always plenty of open charging stalls. But as more and more Teslas are being produced, I've heard that Tesla Supercharging locations can get really crowded, and it's only going to get worse. My questions are: When you pull up to a Supercharger location with all of the stalls being used, is there a protocol for lining up to get your turn at the chargers? What if there is more than one direction from which to approach the charger stalls? Are there any signs posted to help people get in line to charge?

Carolina Karl

Mar 14, 2020
Florence, South Carolina
The few times this has happened to me, I use the "CVS Rule" where we all just figure out where the common line begins and ends, and line up in chronological order. Hand gestures (the pleasant ones, like a wave and a thumbs up) help with communicating.

I went to one with two separate approaches, and when that occurred, we all tacitly agreed to one line that moved quickly.


April 2018 Model 3 LR RWD, EAP, FSD
Apr 7, 2016
>>> and it's only going to get worse.
Just remember that Tesla is building a lot of new cars - but is also building a lot of new Superchargers. I think congestion is going to happen, but it's going to be temporary and local, just until Tesla can get location and permits to expand. For example, see:
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