A group of thugs in modified pickup trucks allegedly blocked a row of Tesla Superchargers in North Carolina and chased drivers who were trying to use the chargers.
A Tesla owner photographed the event and posted the image to a Reddit fan community. According to the poster, whose name is Leicina, the incident occurred on a Sheetz in Hickory, North Carolina, on or before Sunday, December 23. They claim that while traveling through Hickory for work, they used the Superchargers line on the day. before without editing. On the way back through town, they returned to the porters to find the group of trucks on their way, with truck drivers wandering the parking lot and shouting profanity.
"I've never had such a superfeeding experience," said the poster. "These trucks blocked all shippers, chanted" Tesla "and were ejected by a Sheetz employee." "With whom do you report activity like that?" "It was very uncomfortable."
Being asked to leave a Sheetz employee supposedly did not mean the end of the truck drivers was a public nuisance. The photo poster says that after the gas station clerk made the request, they dragged their feet for 10 minutes and circled the lot instead of leaving it immediately. One allegedly diverted to other vehicles in the lot, threatening to hit them.
"It still took 10 minutes or more [to leave,] and one of them did it I'm gonna hit you maneuver after circling the parking lot, "the user said. CCTV cameras have recorded the activities of truck drivers, although whether criminal charges will be filed is uncertain.
The event raises the question of who is responsible for avoiding vacancies like this at charging stations, which are usually privately owned, but do not require any staff to supervise them. Is Tesla's job to ensure that its stations are kept free of loiterers? Or is it the responsibility of other parties, such as landowners and local authorities? Future perpetrators of loader loitering had the best hope it was not the last, so that their Chevrolet Avalanches like the one pictured above were not roasted by the cops on social networks.