Submitted by WHitchings on January 28, 2018
I've seen videos of a Tesla-to-J1772 adapter that allows a non-Tesla vehicles to use a Tesla HPWC for charging; one of our EV club members has one.
So would widespread use of such an adapter like that disincentivize Tesla to continue the Destination Charging program? Aren't HPWCs put at hotels/resorts to encourage Tesla owners to visit there? Isn't that the purpose, to promote the brand? If a lot of Bolt/i3/Leaf owners slop on to a free Tesla charger, will Tesla stop giving them out so freely?
There is a municipal J1772 charger near me that is at a successful shopping area. It's clearly there to encourage EV owners to shop at the mall but it's ALWAYS taken up by a mall employee as the same Nissan Leaf is plugged in every day, all day, at the spot. The employee simply doesn't want to park in the back where other employees are supposed to, they're taking up prime parking meant for the customers that pay the bills.
If I chose a hotel or resort because they had a Tesla HPWC, then found a local Leaf preventing me from refilling overnight, I'd be pissed.