Footage shows drivers queued up back-to-back in lines stretching over a half mile long
(Infowars) – Tesla owners in California waited in long lines to charge their electric vehicles over the holiday weekend.
Footage out of Kettleman City, the location of one of the largest supercharging sites boasting up to 40 chargers, shows drivers queued up back-to-back in a line about a half mile long.
When you regret your Tesla.#tesla Kettleman City, CA I-5
Posted by Shanon Neditch Stellini on Saturday, November 30, 2019
Testy drivers attempting to juice up after Black Friday sounded off on social media, claiming the wait time was anywhere from thirty minutes to well over an hour.
@Tesla biggest supercharger at Kettleman city, Ca, around 40 chargers but the line is 30 min. Long. Almost every supercharger from LA to SFO is backlogged. Tesla super charging network has not kept up. Spent more time charging than driving. No more long trips on Tesla. pic.twitter.com/hTQKNgikaC
— Shawn Nag (@shawn_nag) December 1, 2019
— Sunny Walia (@crazytoon) December 1, 2019
Another Tesla owner claimed he ran into long lines at a charging station in Buellton.
“Not the worst, but the software could certainly do a better job warning about expected charging delays,” one driver criticized, adding that a mobile supercharger was on site, but not being utilized.
Was bittersweet to see this show up being prepped for the next day — so no help to us. pic.twitter.com/Cg8xCPuw03
— T. Rust (@nibblonian) December 2, 2019
The same scene played out at a charging station in San Luis Obispo, where a line of about 20 cars waited to charge, while a mobile supercharging station reportedly stood idly by.
Update on the Tesla supercharger at the Madonna Inn. The mobile supercharger was there but did not appear to be charging any vehicles. There were about 20 cars waiting to charge. $tsla $tslaq pic.twitter.com/FCMoTEAIuu
— Chris (@ChrisLeeterman) December 1, 2019