A Cars & Coffee group in Yorktown, New York have lately been pictured blocking all of the Tesla chargers with non-Tesla vehicles. As you can see from the photo above and below, muscle cars and high performance sports cars were taking part in what’s now being referred to as ICE-ing.
A Tesla facebook page, Tesla Reporter, first reported on the subject and users were obviously annoyed. While originally it looked as though the meet was specifically organised with a focus on ICE-ing, it later became apparent that the organisers weren’t involved. They in fact issued a reminder to all of their followers that Tesla superchargers shouldn’t be blocked.
“PLEASE REMEMBER TO NOT BLOCK THE TESLA PARKING SPOTS. There are folks that need to charge their cars on a Sunday morning. You would not want the entrance to a gas station blocked. Please be considerate,” they wrote on their Facebook page.
Despite this, many owners still decided to block the superchargers, meaning that Tesla owners had to either find the owner of a car and ask them to move, which is an inconvenience, or find somewhere else – difficult if you’re low on charge.
Unbelievable that dozens of people can show up together and think it’s a good idea to mass block an entire charging station. Photo Via @TeslaReporter on fb. #Tesla #LikeTesla #ModelS #ModelX #Model3 pic.twitter.com/mQBZWJBEmH
— LikeTesla (@LikeTeslaKim) September 22, 2019
“(We’d) appreciate it if you could let them (the Tesla community) know we are addressing the issue… We will be sure to get the message out even louder to have Tesla charging spots available. I assure you it’s not intentional on our part. We will do our best to assure there are spots available for Teslas,” the organisers of the event responded.
With more and more Teslas on the road, it’s important that their charging network is unhindered, so if you’re planning to park somewhere whether it be for a show or not, keep to your designated bays.