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Waste of money

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by aollivierre, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. aollivierre

    aollivierre Member

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    I went to charge my car for the first time At this location and here’s what I found. Why would people spend all that money to have chargers installed if they are going waste the space by placing this monstrosity in front of the charging stations? Maybe I should reach out to the manager and ask if they want to sell a couple of chargers ?
     

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  2. arcus

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    I thought it was a portable backup battery for your car?
     
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  3. Qbenjamin

    Qbenjamin Ballin On A Budget

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    Doubt they spent a lot of money since Tesla gives them away (HPWC) to businesses and destination charging hotels...
     
  4. Kanting

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    Or that thing may have been there for long and the property hung the HPWC and signs only recently, and each cone used to block each spot.
     
  5. NeverFollow

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    This monstrosity is part of the future Tesla semi-truck 'beast' that will be announced Friday October 26th!
     
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  6. David.85D

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    Thought this was going in a different direction. Maybe we should start a thread for I’ll conceived charging locations.

    Was in a shopping center recently with a single charger that was centered in a handicapped space, with obstructions on either side. The only way to use the charger was to park in the handicap space. Interesting dilemma for most of us. Made me wonder if they were just boneheaded or if they had a tenant that needed that accommodation.
     
  7. aollivierre

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    I am guessing just boneheads.....this trailer looks very well seated.....meaning, its been there a very long time....sadly, this hotel is located in a very busy section of the parking lot. very busy, a few restaurants and shopping....
     
  8. purplewalt

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    What City is this located in?

    What Hotel (or business) is it located near?
    Have you been to this location before to charge, or was this your first time to charge there?

    IF the Property Owner, Manager or Landlord can be located and contacted, they might be able to assist is determining first steps necessary to locating the trailer's owner, and have it moved/re-located to a less conflicted spot.

    Businesses want to attract EV owners to be customers (who spend money at their businesses), not block them.
    Somebody thoughtfully paid to have electrical installed and some striping done to generate income.
    Somebody else parked a trailer with a generator partially blocking at least one (or two) of the EV charging stations.



     
  9. aollivierre

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    I have now been multiple times and luckily no other customer was there to charge...So I got to squeeze in....

    I attempted to speak to the team at the front desk and even asked for a manager, but I got a mild brush off.....So I will attempt on my next trip to call the manager personally....I even posted a twitter account attempting to get someone's attention and nothing! No love for TESLA drivers....

    I agree. After companies spending money to have all of this done and to have an ugly truck blocking these stations is CRAZY.
     
  10. purplewalt

    purplewalt Active Member

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    Persistence and a bit of patience pays off while educating people.

    A lot of the General Population just doesn't understand how critically important charging stations are for EVs.
    They are "the gas stations" for your car.
    A gentle face-to-face meeting with a Hotel manager, or an authentic telephone call to same (while you have a smile on your face) generally yields best results.

    I am mildly surprised that the Hotel front desk staff or Concierge would be less than fully ALL-IN to address your concerns.
    If you are a customer who is being inconvenienced by a situation within their control, they typically try to resolve it.
     
  11. NeverFollow

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    There was an abandoned vehicle, may be stolen, near the entrance of my garage blocking a little bit the access.

    I called the non emergency local police and they told me they will tag it. Next day it was gone!
     

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