Submitted by DC_POWRD on Wed, 2016-03-02 12:39
I'm sitting here at the Fremont factory charging my Model S. Finding an open space upon pulling in and having only 42 miles of range left on my S, I plugged in next to a "paired" S next to me. What a surprise when I sought a full charge and was greeted with a message that 3 hours and 20 minutes was required to charge. What happened to the claim of 80% charge in 30 minutes. When I complained to the front desk, she said that would happen if someone pulls into a stall that is shared with another S or X as the first one there gets priority. She was right, once the neighboring S left, my S's charging rate went up, but now that I'm the only S in the paired stalls, there remains 1 hour left of charging and I've been here for 50 minutes. So, if it's this bad at the factory, what is going to happen when the new Xs and the future 3s show up to charge? I was going to put a deposit down for the 3 but I'm having serious second thoughts about the long-term viability of SuperCharge availabiity. I'm thinking something like a Chevy Volt might be the better choice for travel when the Xs and 3s start rolling off the line. Anyone else worried about the same thing?