Submitted by Tesla2018 on Sun, 2019-12-08 17:06
It probably doesnt apply in large built up
areas,but around me they are building new towns or developments with thousands of homes each year in new communities. It's hard to find new homes without Hoas in Florida.
If the developer made a deal with Tesla to pay for a Supercharger area as part of the Master Plan and then the HOA could set the rate and charge people directly or sell parking spots like a timeshare, would Tesla benefit by getting superchargers built for free? Some Hoas make you pay for a personal parking space and other make you pay for a docking space if you are on the water, so it could be tied to the purchase but limits the day you can charge. Or they can make it like a washer and dryer set up in an apartment complex or at a coin operated car wash. Pay so much and get a prepaid card with x number of hours of charging on it. Swipe the card at the supercharger and then have it shut off when your time is up. Each cardholder could have a sticker on their window so any cars left after charging could be identified and fined for not being removed.
Chargepoint put up a bunch of stations in a nearby shopping center that are free for shoppers. I doubt they did it for nothing and that the mall owner paid for it and is passing the cost off on the tenants of the mall.
If Tesla could do this and as part of the deal agree to buy an outparcel from the developer who normally builds supermarkets, banks and gas stations at the entrance, and put a service center
In, then it would be a win win situation for everyone.