Submitted by hademarco on March 24, 2013
I have been to the supercharger several times and every time I show someone how to open the chargeport without using the touchsceen and they are instantly amazed. This tip is on page 16 of the owner's manual. I thought I would post it here to help others:
With your key nearby, press and hold the button on a Tesla charging cable and the charge port door opens.
Also, at the supercharging stations, each supercharger charges 2 cars. The first car that gets to the charger gets the max charge rate approximately 250mi/hr, the 2nd car that gets there get a reduced rate of charge on the order of 85 to 90 mi/hr charge. Just keep that in mind when charging at one of the stations.