Abandoned Model S at a Supercharger

Abandoned Model S at a Supercharger

A Model S has been parked, plugged in and left at the local Supercharger for weeks now. Unless the owner comes back for it, what can be done? Can Tesla remotely release the charge cable? What about unlocking the car to move it away from the charging spot? I can't even begin to imagine the legal steps required to move the car...

Bighorn | July 26, 2016

Of course they can unlock it

SamO | July 26, 2016

The property owner can have any car towed from its property.

Please post the location and VIN so Tesla can either:

a. contact the owner
b. arrange to have it towed away
c. arrange to have the owner drawn, quartered and flogged

txakoli | July 26, 2016

Oh damn, I knew I left something in Colorado during my trip in May. Thanks for reminding me. I'll have to go back and get it.

renwo S alset | July 26, 2016

Is there a stinky odor coming from the frunk?

SoccerMan94043 | July 26, 2016

Interesting idea. Find the closest SC to the airport, plug in and uber to the airport.

Slimy but interesting.

sp_tesla | July 26, 2016

"renwo S alset | July 26, 2016
Is there a stinky odor coming from the frunk?"

Funny +1

WHitchings | July 26, 2016

That *is* funny, renwo S!

trixiew | July 26, 2016

Frunks are kind of small for that purpose, unless done by Russian spies (a nod to The Americans).

miyamky | July 26, 2016

@trixiew, wasn't the older frunk (if RWD) big enough to fit someone? I thought I remember seeing a picture w/ someone in the frunk.

David N | July 26, 2016

Let Tesla know.
I certainly hope whatever happened is not serious. Sounds like an emergency came up.

Tropopause | July 26, 2016

If that S is red and has a RealDoll inside, it's Mathew98's!

ST70 | July 26, 2016 that's funny! Does she still have her "O" face on?

Peter Gregory | July 26, 2016

Abandoned car at supercharger, seems like a call the police kind of situation. That is what they do.

SbMD | July 26, 2016

+1 @Peter Gregory
The police can run the plates and find the owner..

Mike83 | July 26, 2016

Lets hope the owner is OK

jordanrichard | July 26, 2016

Without unpluggimg it, they obviouly cant tow it.

b.tesla | July 26, 2016

Eventually it was going to happen somewhere. Bad events don't wait until you've unplugged from a supercharger or destination charger. Maybe they grabbed a bite of lunch at a heart attack cafe. Hopefully there is a happy ending to the story; Tesla needs some kind of policy of how to deal with these situations.

Mathew98 | July 26, 2016

@Tropopause - Not enough fudging for a Realdoll yet. And it would be placed prominently in the passenger seat, not out of sight in the frunk.

A real valet did jump inside the frunk once. She really did volunteered, I swear, on your mother's honors. Don't let anyone else say otherwise. And I didn't have to show her my junk...

There's a saying that Disney World is the happiest place on Earth (for a good reason).

Mathew98 | July 26, 2016

Sorry, forgot the ;-) to denote the attempt at a Redneck humor...

barrykmd | July 26, 2016

WHitchings - Is it the Pike's Peak racer?

WHitchings | July 26, 2016

@barrykmd - yup. I've emailed the owner twice, still waiting on a mention about the car. Maybe it's OK where it is.

Blue85DCalifornia | July 26, 2016

@trixie, I thought about The Americans, too, when I read the stinky comment. The tooth extraction episode is my favorite "I can't bear to watch that" episode.

TaoJones | July 26, 2016

I don't know that a torso, let alone an entire body, would fit in the new Model S microfrunk.

jaxsoccer24 | July 26, 2016

Can I assume that this is the S at the Colorado Springs SC?

ST70 | July 26, 2016

Is this for real? I don't believe it

Mathew98 | July 26, 2016

@TaoJones - My classic RWD fits plenty of luggages and apparently a person in the frunk too. Tried and true...

Mathew98 | July 26, 2016

That's from a Ray Donovan episode.

Bighorn | July 26, 2016

If it's at Colorado Springs, the meter is running since it's a time based parking garage.

iTesla | July 27, 2016

Could it be a personal parking space while at work nearby? Is it there at night?

barrykmd | July 27, 2016

Wonder what the lost ticket fee is in that parking garage.

J.T. | July 27, 2016

No, its only abandoned during the day. By the way, there are a bunch of abandoned cars at the LIRR station also. :-)

trixiew | July 27, 2016

@Blue-mine is definitely the suitcase scene. I'm pretty good at reminding's just a TV show....but that scene is just grizzly.

PhillyGal | July 27, 2016

Lets hope the owner is just a douche and that something terrible didn't happen to him or her.

Which as has been said, leads to the question of what should be done in either situation when someone reports a Tesla hanging out at a SC for more than X hours.

Mathew98 | July 27, 2016

Over-charged and left the car at the SC stall to go shopping for an hour? The driver deserves a reprimand.

Leaving the MS at the charger stall as a long term parking spot? The owner deserves to be shoved into the frunk and driven around potholes infested roads for a few hours as a lesson.

Run4Waffles | July 27, 2016

All this talk and the micro-frunk makes me think of a show that used a commercial wood chipper. Nuff said.

@PG - love it. "Lets hope the owner is just a douche "

evcarfan91 | July 27, 2016

Is this the car? This Tesla was sitting at the Supercharger in Colorado Springs both times I visited, a week apart. Same spot, same position, unmoved. Is it still there even now?

evcarfan91 | July 27, 2016

Let me try that again

Bighorn | July 27, 2016

He just broke the world record at Pikes Peak. Cut the guy some slack. It's good advertising and not keeping anyone from charging.

Mathew98 | July 27, 2016

Is the company slogan "Go Puck Urself"?

Mathew98 | July 27, 2016

Very catchy!

barrykmd | July 27, 2016

BH - BFD on the Pike's Peak record. It's still rude.

jose.t.weeks | July 27, 2016

You know Tesla might have asked him to leave it there for the world to see.

Bighorn | July 27, 2016

Maybe the mods don't permit him driving it home.

Goose | July 27, 2016

You guys in Colorado don't understand the first thing about stuffing a body in a frunk ... In New Jersey we learned at an early age to fold them before rigor sets in

PBEndo | July 27, 2016

If it was Mathew98's it would have been parked sideways, taking up at least 2 spots.

Mathew98 | July 27, 2016

@PBEndo -That was the old me. The new me would take up at least 3 spots just for show. Then take another spot one if I install that tow hitch that @PD recommended...

renwo S alset | July 27, 2016

Mat. I knew a girl who could suck the chrome off a tow hitch.

J.T. | July 27, 2016

@renwo Electrc Horseman

WHitchings | July 27, 2016

I'm not trying to get anyone in trouble. I know the owner, have his email address. I'm thinking he ran the local race and then had to leave to manage his company, leaving the car in the charger stall. It shouldn't be there forever, of course, and waiting 6 months to move it seems a bit odd. I'll email the owner again and ask.

SoCal Buzz | July 27, 2016

Maybe he's waiting for a Service Center appointment... :-)