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I took a 500 mile trip yesterday and needed to recharge to complete the trip. I found a mall that had 8 chargers for ev's so I pulled in. I plugged into three that did not work and the only ones that did were level 3 and I would have had to sit there for 8 hours. I drove to another mall that had a evgo fast charger but there was a plugged in car and one behind it. I pulled up as third in line and after an hour the car in front of me got tired of waiting and left so I pulled up to the #2 spot. No one was in the car plugged in and it was finished charging. What do I do ? About an hour and a half later the driver of the plugged in car returned with numerous shopping bags, unplugged and left. I plugged in and charged for 30 minutes to make the trip home. All this time there were at least 10 Testa rapid charger available....and 5 more being used. Just my rant but when will we be able to Tesla charge ? good Lord.......it's taking longer to design an adapter then it did to design the vehicle
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I took a 500 mile trip yesterday and needed to recharge to complete the trip. I found a mall that had 8 chargers for ev's so I pulled in. I plugged into three that did not work and the only ones that did were level 3 and I would have had to sit there for 8 hours. I drove to another mall that had a evgo fast charger but there was a plugged in car and one behind it. I pulled up as third in line and after an hour the car in front of me got tired of waiting and left so I pulled up to the #2 spot. No one was in the car plugged in and it was finished charging. What do I do ? About an hour and a half later the driver of the plugged in car returned with numerous shopping bags, unplugged and left. I plugged in and charged for 30 minutes to make the trip home. All this time there were at least 10 Testa rapid charger available....and 5 more being used. Just my rant but when will we be able to Tesla charge ? good Lord.......it's taking longer to design an adapter then it did to design the vehicle
Did you look up the chargers ahead of time on PlugShare?

You mean level 2 takes hours. DC fast chargers take 30 minutes or so.

Tesla SuperChargers were announced for Spring 2024. Pretty clear. It's not just an adapter, it's integration with the Ford software.
 

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Did you look up the chargers ahead of time on PlugShare?

You mean level 2 takes hours. DC fast chargers take 30 minutes or so.

Tesla SuperChargers were announced for Spring 2024. Pretty clear. It's not just an adapter, it's integration with the Ford software.
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Some of the casinos advertise chargers. The first one we tried was level 2, and the valet had to do it. A couple of hours only got us a 10% boost. The next casino that we tried on a different day had three. All of them were taken, Tesla's plugged into all of them. As we were leaving that casino, a guy with a BMW i3 had found a 110v wall socket on the parking garage wall and was using that to charge.

Thank god, I can charge at home for free on a level 2.
In our cross country trip experience this Summer, Las Vegas and the LA Basin are BY FAR the worst areas currently for DCFC.
 

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Just remember the Ford promise...
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Yeah but...

The "nearest public charger" in these areas would likely be looking like the Long Island Expressway does on Thanksgiving Day.

And the "your home" is only operable if your home is within two dozen miles or so. Not if it's in another large county or state because you're just passing through.

And the "Ford/Lincoln Certified Dealer" won't help much if it's on a Saturday night, especially on a 3-day holiday.
 


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Ever wonder what a tow truck will look like in 2035?

A battery on wheels, with the lift contraption hanging off the back?
...a really, REALLY large drone.
 

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Some of the casinos advertise chargers. The first one we tried was level 2, and the valet had to do it. A couple of hours only got us a 10% boost.
They want you to stay in the casino longer. a DCFC would likely cost them gambling profits.
 

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In our cross country trip experience this Summer, Las Vegas and the LA Basin are BY FAR the worst areas currently for DCFC.
I have found that Ford software is now the best at finding chargers. Have heard lots of horror stories about charging in SoCal area from people I have met at chargers in PNW.
 

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Some of the casinos advertise chargers. The first one we tried was level 2, and the valet had to do it. A couple of hours only got us a 10% boost. The next casino that we tried on a different day had three. All of them were taken, Tesla's plugged into all of them. As we were leaving that casino, a guy with a BMW i3 had found a 110v wall socket on the parking garage wall and was using that to charge.

Thank god, I can charge at home for free on a level 2.
How do charge at home for free? Don't you have a Utility Company that supplies your power?
 

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I took a 500 mile trip yesterday and needed to recharge to complete the trip. I found a mall that had 8 chargers for ev's so I pulled in. I plugged into three that did not work and the only ones that did were level 3 and I would have had to sit there for 8 hours. I drove to another mall that had a evgo fast charger but there was a plugged in car and one behind it. I pulled up as third in line and after an hour the car in front of me got tired of waiting and left so I pulled up to the #2 spot. No one was in the car plugged in and it was finished charging. What do I do ? About an hour and a half later the driver of the plugged in car returned with numerous shopping bags, unplugged and left. I plugged in and charged for 30 minutes to make the trip home. All this time there were at least 10 Testa rapid charger available....and 5 more being used. Just my rant but when will we be able to Tesla charge ? good Lord.......it's taking longer to design an adapter then it did to design the vehicle
Move to UK🤷🏼‍♂️
 

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The retirement apartment complex that I live in has a free Level 2 charger (220 volts). It's part of the amenities = free.

Right now, I'm the only one with an EV, so it's almost always available unless someone has a guest visiting with an electric vehicle, which is a rare occurrence.

One resident was abusing it a while back, constantly juggling two EVs she used for Uber and Lyft. But I think they got repo'd.
Ah - got it. It's in everybody's rent payment then. Nice!
 

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In our cross country trip experience this Summer, Las Vegas and the LA Basin are BY FAR the worst areas currently for DCFC.
Sh……, look in south texas - below san antonio its like a flat plain dessert with a sporadic cactus
 

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Sh……, look in south texas - below san antonio its like a flat plain dessert with a sporadic cactus
I meant in terms of overcrowding at DCFC facilities.
 
 




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