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It's not just ICE vehicles that block

Running an errand at lunch today, I stopped at the local Target, which has a few (free, for 2 hours) ChargePoint L2 chargers. When I left, the app said there were some open.


I got there to find 4 CP spots, and the last had just been filled. The rightmost spot was a Tesla.


Here's the thing. Down the row from the CP L2 chargers were about twice as many Tesla charger spots, mostly vacant. Across the row were 3-4x more Tesla charger spots, also mostly empty.



The words that I used to describe that Tesla driver are not fit for family publication.
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Well it's 10 more steps to go ALL the way over from the Tesla chargers donchaknow.
Would you hike that? Huh? Would ya?
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He could afford the Tesla but not the cost for supercharging.
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Well, you're supposed to be in awe of the fantastic machine in front of you and wait till the owner returns and congratulate them on their excellent choice and thank them for supporting Elon's mission. Don't you know anything about electric cars??!!

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Poor form. Not quite as bad as an EV in a charging spot without plugging in, but certainly getting up there.
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That's the reason to have a Tesla cord adapter in your car....
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In my experience, Tesla drivers are the worst at this. The next step below them is Prius Prime drivers.
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I think I may have actually seen a Prius Prime once. Here in central Virginia, it is still pretty amazing to even see another EV, let alone at a charger.

A week ago, I went to a small local hot rod/classic car show. There were the usual totally amazing customs. This time I talked to owners of not one, but two totally restored Avantis, and a DeLorean! The DeLorean owner said he meets with two other Delorean owners in this area. Of course, there were no electric cars

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In my experience, Tesla drivers are the worst at this. The next step below them is Prius Prime drivers.
Worst at what exactly?
Charging for free when they have available pay as you go charging? Count me in as one of them. When time allows, I have plugged into a level 2 charger and there's a Tesla supercharger on site, completely empty.
Maybe you meant worst in that no other brand that has a choice of chargers, chooses the free ones first. Although, there's not a lot of competition there as so far, Tesla is the only brand that can do that.
Or did you mean no other brand seems to take a charging spot yet not plug in? Now that if true is despicable, I agree. Can't say that I've seen it though. When you do, take a photo and post it here.
https://priuschat.com/threads/plug-i...s-here.138735/
This one seems to be specific to Tesla but there's an i3 also.
https://jpwhitetesla.com/2018/10/30/...hall-of-shame/
BTW, Tesla's aren't immune from being blocked either.
https://qz.com/1506901/trucks-are-ic...ging-stations/
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Worst at what exactly?
Sorry, I should have been more specific. They are the worst about parking in front of chargers and either not using them, or leaving them there long after they are done charging (despite others waiting, and ample opportunities to move). Tesla drivers just seem entitled.

There are also a bunch of destination chargers (granted, sponsored by Tesla) with L2 Tesla connectors at J1772s. I've seen Tesla drivers intentionally use the J1772 when both Tesla connectors are available. If that's not done out of spite, then I don't know why else they would inconvenience themselves with the adapter.
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