Sales of the Tesla Model 3 are introducing thousands of new customers, not only to the Tesla family, but also to the world of electric vehicles. Those new owners are taking to the streets and, more importantly, to the rows of new Superchargers that Tesla is feverishly installing across the United States and around the world as it struggles to keep up with customer demand.
At some Superchargers, Tesla owners are finding stations blocked by awkwardly oversized trucks in what appears to be intentional blocking of the stations. In Superchargers located at hotels, this could be a simple matter of using the spaces for overnight parking, but at others, it looks like an intentional attempt to block Teslas from using the stations to charge.
It’s crazy to me that this is becoming and trend. Can you imagine if several EVs parked at all the pumps at a gas station? Police would be there in minutes. What a bunch of gasholes.
— Ryan (@gmbankrupt) January 1, 2019
Instead of getting frustrated about the situation, one Tesla Model X owner started looking for solutions. He borrowed a friend’s Chevy Silverado and headed off to the Loveland, Colorado Supercharger to see if he could just tow the car out of the way with the towing hitch on his Model X.
He documented the process in a quick YouTube video, which shows that the Model X is more than capable of the task of moving a full-sized Chevy Silverado out of the way of the staged location in front of a few Supercharging stalls. Needless to say, the Model X handled the task without breaking a sweat. If anything, he said it felt like a rather easy task, even with the emergency brake on the truck engaged, causing the rear tires to stay locked up as it was towed.
Now all we need is some of Elon’s hype, showing how the Tesla Model X could tow a fully loaded Chevy Silverado out of the way even if it was pulling in the opposite direction, downhill, with the wind behind it. But seriously, we’re not encouraging this kind of thing — but the possibility of towing a car out of the way over into an unoccupied parking spot at least provides a few laughs for owners who encounter this type of thing in person.
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