The issue is brief cables – designed for a particular location of the charging port on Tesla vehicles – within the left rear nook.
If a car has a charging port in a unique location than the left rear (when parking backwards) or the precise entrance (when parking ahead), then it’s going to very seemingly block a number of the stalls/require an uncommon parking strategy. Tesla explains to not use the station if the automobile cannot match a stall.
“Does the Supercharger cable attain all EVs?
Sure Supercharger web site layouts will not be appropriate for some vehicles. Please don’t hinder different vehicles by parking over the traces if the cable can’t comfortably attain your automobile.”
Within the newest video shared by Bjørn Nyland, we will see an attention-grabbing instance of what occurs when one want to cost a BMW iX (charging port in the precise rear nook) at a Tesla Supercharging station.
Because it seems, the iX blocks a number of the stalls at both of two layouts – the usual parking structure and the drive-thru structure.
Bjørn Nyland tries a number of occasions to reduce the problem, however it doesn’t appear that the problem might be solved by way of studying the right way to park. The video was recorded at an virtually empty station in the course of a day, however at a time of regular site visitors, the problem with non-geometrically suitable EVs can be a lot larger.
This single situation, above every thing else, is large enough to stop Tesla from totally capitalizing from its charging community.
It is tough to estimate, however probably half of all fashions and a really substantial share of the electrical automobile fleet will be unable to simply use the stations.
So what’s the reply? If Tesla want to provide charging for all electrical fashions, then stations must be redesigned. Who is aware of, possibly there’s some new sort of station within the works already?
Really, the record of potential enhancements is lengthy – from charging cable size, by way of trailer-friendly stalls and roofs, however all of these adjustments improve prices, so it isn’t a straightforward determination.