Although all Tesla users praise the advantages of the “home” charging network, some concerns remain. Precisely, it would seem that Tesla no longer pays rent to the owner of the premises on which these Superchargers are installed. So he took them out of service.
Tesla’s vast network of superchargers is often described as the best and most extensive in the world. There are said to be over 1,200 stations in the United States alone and each has multiple chargers that owners can use. Moreover, these facilities will soon no longer be reserved for Tesla owners for some time. But, before that is possible, the Californian manufacturer will have to correct some administrative flaws. According to a Supercharger owner, Tesla hasn’t paid rent (for occupying the space) for the past few months. A video posted on a Facebook page called “Electric Cars” shows an angry owner putting up signs to indicate that the charging stations are “Out of service”.
In this video, the landlord indicates that tesla has not paid rent for a long time. “They haven’t paid me since last November. Yet they are supposed to pay me for each of the charging stations installed here. But they don’t pay me anything. They don’t answer my emails or phone calls…so no one can charge anymore”, he says in the video. This is why he decided to put up signs indicating “Out of service, call Tesla”. The owner of the premises notes that this rent problem can cause problems for Tesla drivers who would need to recharge their cars.
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Tesla has yet to comment or react to it. For the moment, no other owner of the kind has come forward for a similar problem. If, however, there is any truth to the allegations made against Tesla, it could be problematic for the Californian company.
As good as the network is, Superchargers infrastructure is obviously not perfect. A Model 3 owner recently received a $600,000 charging bill. This was obviously a mistake on Tesla’s part. Hopefully this problem is ultimately nothing more than an administrative error.