There's been a 'charge your non-tesla' section for a while, but never showed any chargers in the US yet, still doesn't. I'll be sure to be checking it on the 1st.Which means the Tesla app will need an update and you'll need to create/register an account and add a form of payment.
Edit - actually a Tesla app update hit just 2 days ago. Notes say the changes are for Solar and Powerwall.
On the “Charge your non-Tesla” portion of the Tesla app they specifically ask people to not park sideways, so that will likely limit Lightning drivers to the end stalls only. Of course, the superchargers around me are almost never full, so I don’t think anyone will care.
The buccees I stopped at had 40 supercharger stalls...I was pretty amazed.Tesla is adding chargers at a pace unseen before. North Texas area has exploded. Added 7 or 8 new locations. Added large numbers to almost every Buccee's (rednecks dream store).
I think the key is noted - as long as non-Tesla owners just act normal and don't try blocking stations or being stupid then there won't be a major issue. I will say it will still be nice to have a Tesla in the garage and have a key card in my pocket to show I'm still part of their crowd too.
Quite sad though to see the number of non-Tesla's on the road and not one of their manufactures did anything to support their owners and improve the charging situation.
Make no mistake - I'll love the Musk cussing hating people to stop and use his chargers. Those are likely the ones to be the biggest assholes.
Ya I have been pretty shocked to see way more stations in Oklahoma than north Texas.On funding at the state level - I don't know which money was spent and used, but Oklahoma has had chargers now every 50 miles for a few years. Francis Energy got money and made it happen. OK is not necessarily EV crowded, but they made it happen, why did no other state get that done? Politics and inaction are likely high on the list. On a side note Francis is kind of like EA and although the chargers are there, most don't work - it is hit and miss, but they did get them installed and with more usage will keep them up better I'm sure.
Af far as the supply chain issues you note - why haven't they impacted Tesla and their Superchargers? Don't blame a supply chain in general for a poorly managed supply chain by a given manufacture. That is poor management not a supply chain issue. Same situation Ford is in with having to pull features from trucks.
And, while we're on the subject, public Level 2 street charging should involve private cables. (Bring Your Own Cable) Facilitates more aesthetic installations, less easily vandalized, cheaper to install and maintain, more universal availability, etc.I think the location should be on the passenger side to aid in on street charging while parked.
If they actually sold one and it just derated the charge to 100kW or something, then it wouldn't be a bad option for some people, even though this was a joke.Also being announced on March 1st ... new addition to the the Tesla store .... CCS Extension cords ... for the low price of $420.69 ... Available March 2024....
Gas cap locations are on both sides of the car. Driver's side makes sense because there is/was always a driver on that side. Passenger side makes sense for street parking/charging.That's a good idea. I wonder why most are on drivers side? Old habit of gas cap location?