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Islandia Long Island Superchargers

The new 10 station supercharger here in Islandia is great. Lately I notice it is being used extensively, often with 7 or 8 of the 10 stations occupied. I stopped here today to find 6 stations occupied with used Tesla’s being charged by workers (one of whom asked me how to operate the charger) for an auction company called Adesa. I wonder if Tesla realizes this, and if Adesa is paying for the use of this service, which looks to be an important part of their service operation. Also, they are tying up the chargers, when actual Tesla consumers might need to get to them.

jimglas | January 10, 2019

if they are using the chargers for their teslas then they are "actual tesla consumers"

jimglas | January 11, 2019

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dslackman | January 11, 2019

Jimglas—A smart-Alec response. Actually they are not consumers—they are a business. I’m certain the intent of Tesla in providing an electric infrastructure is to provide convenience to owners of Tesla’s and not to provide a service to intermediaries in the car business who happen to have their place of business near a supercharger location, who tie up over 50% of a charger destination. In fact, Tesla owners are encouraged to have charging capability at their place of residence if they can, and to use superchargers judiciously while traveling (hence the charge for use recently instituted) so that the infrastructure can serve as many users as possible. This auto auction house ought to install chargers at their place of business, and not tie up a much needed resource, or they should pay for the service.

dslackman | January 11, 2019

Jimglas—A smart-Alec response. Actually they are not consumers—they are a business. I’m certain the intent of Tesla in providing an electric infrastructure is to provide convenience to owners of Tesla’s and not to provide a service to intermediaries in the car business who happen to have their place of business near a supercharger location, who tie up over 50% of a charger destination. In fact, Tesla owners are encouraged to have charging capability at their place of residence if they can, and to use superchargers judiciously while traveling (hence the charge for use recently instituted) so that the infrastructure can serve as many users as possible. This auto auction house ought to install chargers at their place of business, and not tie up a much needed resource, or they should pay for the service.

jimglas | January 11, 2019

Not a "smart-alec" response at all.
If they own the cars, they have just as much right to use the chargers as we do. They probably use the SC much less since they are not driving the cars around all day.
Charging them up before selling them at auction sounds like a considerate thing to do for the purchaser.
Do you think those who purchase these cars have equal right to use the SC? Whats the difference?

reed_lewis | January 11, 2019

If they do not drive the cars, then they will not be using the Super chargers very much for a specific car.

TabascoGuy | January 11, 2019

@dslackman, Those cars most likely have unlimited free supercharging. That is tied to the car, not the owner. If the cars in question don't have unlimited free SC, then the auction house or dealer is paying to use them. Seems completely fair to me either way.