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We need to talk about public EV charging etiquette

Sasha Lekach

When I pulled into the Tesla Supercharger station at an outdoor mall in Marin County across the Golden Gate Bridge, I felt like I was part of a secret club.

It helped that I snagged the last available charger — it was like making it in before the bouncer cuts off the line. For the next 45 minutes my borrowed Tesla Model 3 was plugged in and I was keenly aware of the line of Model X, 3, and S cars piling up waiting for their turn at the fast charge stations. At one point the queue to charge was five deep.

Things stayed orderly. Mostly because of the $1-per-minute idle fee looming (it's double the usual 50 cents when the station is full) and the sign reminding everyone not to charge for more than an hour. Read more...

Tesla Electric Vehicles Superchargers Charging Stations Tech