The first time in a Tesla Supercharger was ‘super easy’: Business Insider | Elon Musk News

Posted on
23 September 2022
By
Peter McGuthrie

For new Tesla owners, it can be intimidating to have a Supercharger for the first time, though users report that it’s pretty straightforward. Even those who have driven other electric vehicles have shared positive things about the Tesla Supercharger experience, including a reporter who shared her experience in recent weeks.

Above: A Tesla Supercharger. photo: prometheus /unsplash

business InsiderTim Levine called his first Tesla Supercharger experience “super easy” in a recent write-up about it. Driving a Model Y, Levine said the charging experience — a major concern for those considering going electric — is “remarkably seamless” for Tesla owners and “often frustrating for everyone.”

“In the past, I had to activate charging in an app, swipe my credit card multiple times, or unplug the car and start again,” Levine said. “The experience isn’t always bad, and sometimes everything works out. But the well-documented mess of public charging plugs can present a real hassle – and it has to be seen as one of the biggest barriers to continued EV adoption. cited as such.”

In the report, Levine mentioned two important elements to any EV charging experience: finding a charging station and the charging experience. Making it easy to find an EV charger when you need it is stress-reducing in itself, and apparently, finding a Tesla Supercharger wasn’t too difficult.

Levine described the Supercharger discovery process at Tesla as “just a few taps of its iPad-like screen.” The process was as simple as clicking a Lightning Bolt icon on a map to open nearby Supercharger locations, then filtering for the fastest charging options, and finally navigating to a station with available charging stalls. Even with Levine’s new eyes on the process, it had a particularly user-friendly interface.

Next, the charging experience began with pre-heating the Model Y’s battery along the way to the Supercharger. Upon arrival, Levine plugged in the Supercharger cable, which took about five seconds. Then, Tesla billed the pre-loaded credit card on file for the Model Y, and Levine was effectively done.

While many EV owners may be able to share the experience of clunky charging and uncomfortable interfaces, Tesla’s Superchargers shine. With US President Joe Biden preparing to split $5 billion for national infrastructure, and Tesla to open up its Supercharger network to non-Tesla EVs, US charging is becoming more and more convenient with each passing year. Is.

And, hopefully, more consumers will continue to go electric than ever before.

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Source: business Insider

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