Tesla Owners Wait In Half-Mile-Long Line To Charge Their Cars On Black Friday

Tesla Owners Wait In Half-Mile-Long Line To Charge Their Cars On Black Friday. By Tyler Durden. Last week in California, at Thanksgiving:

The Kettleman City Supercharger station [half way between LA and San Francisco], which boasts 40 charging stalls, was “overrun” on Black Friday, according to video and photos posted by the Daily Mail. …

Shanon Stellini was traveling through the area on November 30 and found a backlog of “around 50” Teslas waiting to charge at the station which is off Interstate 5. … One person Tweeted that they had been waiting on line for 40 minutes and was only “halfway” to the charger.

Ouch. That’s got to hurt average speed.

The scene has become more common at Superchargers around the U.S. as the cash-strapped company, which feels like it is in a perpetual state of slashing its capex, fails to keep up its infrastructure to handle the number of cars they have been selling. …

There are now around 400,000 Teslas on the roads of the U.S. and the company’s commitment to hoarding its cash by any means necessary, including not paying bills and not investing in its Supercharger network, could finally be coming back to bite its owners in pronounced fashion.

Joanne Nova:

This could’ve been Australia, if Bill Shorten had won two more seats.

Looks like Tesla owners need a back-up “baseload” type car in the garage all year to be able to enjoy those special days. There go those fuel savings.

Though they could just fly. There go those fuel savings and those emissions…