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Tesla might build convenience stores at its Charging Stations

Discussion in 'Tesla' started by ABVA, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. ABVA

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    It sure did take tesla a long time to come to that conclusion. This could work well in a few place but not so well at many of the current locations
     
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    I've only ever been to 2 Superchargers.

    1 in Woodstock, Ontario which has a Wendy's and a (very stereotypically Canadian) Tim Hortons.

    The other in Port Huron where they have a great restaurant Freighters next door. I couldn't imagine going to a Supercharger that has nothing, so it's a great idea.
     
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    It is the kind of thing those Bodega things are made for. Could plop some of those around maybe.
     
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    I'd be happy with a place to dump trash and maybe a vending machine haha.
     
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    Don't they already have most superchargers strategically positioned near rest stops, shopping areas, restaurants? Not sure I see the point to this.
     
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    there are a handful of chargers that aren't near much of anything and many that are isolated in off hours. that said IMHO tesla would be better off partnering with C-stores rather than building and operating their own shops.
     
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    #8 ABVA, Sep 25, 2017
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    You are absolutely right. Following quote from the article explains Tesla's intent and echos your thought:

    "Straubel reportedly showed the audience mock-ups of service stop designs, which had begun to resemble traditional convenience stores. Not that Tesla will get into the business itself -- instead, it would seek partners to run them. Straubel noted that the company has already been working with restaurants, and "That can only start scaling up."

    and from another article:

    "Partnering with restaurants and a convenience-store chain could open up a new revenue stream for the California-based company, while simultaneously making Supercharger stations a compelling aspect of the Tesla experience, rather than an unfortunate chore that drivers have to suffer through."


    IMHO It is all about improving our experience.
     
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    If you are over 70 and male a porta potty would be a godsend, especially after closing. I always carry a jar or johnny with me.
     
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    I've been to a bunch of Superchargers where it was a long walk to crappy food/services. It could be a great idea, if well implemented.
     
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