Thought of the Day: Rapid Charger and Supercharger Abuse

Welcome to Thought of the Day! Join Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield as she poses a question for you all to think about and answer.

Today, we’re thinking about the promise made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk this weekend that the California company would soon be cracking down on Supercharger abuse — especially those who leave their car plugged into a Supercharger for hours at a time (sometimes even overnight).

We’re tying that in with stories from around the world that certain businesses — including taxi firms and sole traders — are using Tesla and other rapid charging networks for their own financial gain, making use of free electricity and unlimited charging to furnish their own pockets.

As a consequence, we’re asking this: how should rapid charging and Supercharger access be policed? Should it even be policed? And where does the line come between appropriate use and abuse?

Watch the video above, and leave your thoughts in the Comments below.


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