When you go to a supercharger, it’s often because your car needs to be charged, but some owners confuse terminals with simple parking lots.
As Teslas multiply on the streets at high speed, Spaces at the superchargers are becoming increasingly rare, despite Tesla’s efforts to dig up more and more new stations every year. This lack of space at some charging stations is sometimes simply due to bad behavior.
In fact, it happens that some owners of electric cars just park their Tesla next to Supercharger terminals, but without charging their car. This quickly creates a lack of space for those who really need to connect their vehicle. Luckily, drivers are pretty creative and have found a way to penalize owners for parking their car without charging it.
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You can make someone pay for not charging their car
On social networks, many motorists have faced this new scourge by revealing images of cars parked without charging. To effectively counteract this practice, Tesla drivers have developed a trick: infect parked cars without the knowledge of their owners.
To plug in a Tesla, simply take the cable attached to the Supercharger connector and place it in front of the vehicle’s hatch. As soon as the car recognizes the cable, the flap opens and you can connect it. Once connected to the Supercharger, The car therefore automatically begins to charge the credit card associated with the car.
Some disgruntled motorists therefore amuse themselves by plugging cars that are simply parked in front of superchargers to make them pay for their awkward parking. Parking your car in front of a terminal could therefore cost you dearly, especially if your Tesla battery is not full. We can therefore only advise you to release the terminals as soon as your car is charged and not to park in front of them when you do not need to connect it.