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What Signage for Tesla charging station?

Discussion in 'North America' started by Jim R, May 21, 2017.

  1. Jim R

    Jim R Member

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    Hello everybody. My town has installed 2 Tesla charging stations on the side of a street in town.

    Obviously, the signage at these two spots should indicate they are for charging only, not parking of ICE vehicles or even EV's when they are not being charged.

    So my question is - what's the best wording for the signs? What have other areas used? I'll take the best answers to the Mayor of my little town for consideration.

    Thanks in advance.

    Jim
     
  2. mblakele

    mblakele radial cross member

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    For signage I like this:

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    But you might also consider painting the pavement:

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  3. Jim R

    Jim R Member

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    Thanks, MBlakele, that's just what I was looking for. They already have plans to paint the pavement. I think the sign should be there too.
     
  4. gfb107

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    I think the signs should indicate that the space is for charging of Tesla vehicles, given that the chargers are Tesla chargers and won't work with other EVs.
     
  5. Jim R

    Jim R Member

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    Is it possible to use an adaptor to charge a non-Tesla at a Tesla charging point?
     
  6. Ciaopec

    Ciaopec Member

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    No
     
  7. Az_Rael

    Az_Rael Supporting Member

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    Around here, a time limit is also usually listed. Often a 2 or 4 hour charging limit. Otherwise you run the risk of people leaving cars on the charger all day/night, etc.
     
  8. Chuq

    Chuq Active Member

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    Yes.

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  9. gfb107

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    OK, it is possible for other vehicles to charge, but only with a (rare?) Tesla-specific adapter , so I still think the signage should mention Tesla.
     
  10. dgpcolorado

    dgpcolorado high altitude member

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    Like this?

    Moab Supercharger Station1903sf 4-30-17.jpg

    ^ Moab UT (ICEing was a problem here)

    I've seen some other pictures where the parking space is painted red with the "T" logo; I rather like those.
     
  11. f-stop

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    We have lots of EV-charging spots all over the city here.

    I agree a time limit for charging should be posted, along with indication that the spaces are for EV/Tesla -only while charging. I also notice that EV-only parking spaces which are not painted green with conspicuous EV-only markings on the pavement tend to be more often ICE'd than those that are painted.

    some local examples of time-limit signage I found off plugshare...

    we have a couple EV-only charging locations on city streets here, instead of parking meters there are ChargePoint charging stations. (so, free parking and you get a free charge!)
    those spaces have max 3hr while charging limit:
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    whereas other chargers in parking lots around town often have 2~4hr limits while charging, e.g.:
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