Sponsored

Strategic ways not to block two Tesla stations

HaveBlue

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 22, 2022
Threads
21
Messages
1,324
Reaction score
1,000
Location
91107
Vehicles
R1S DMP Max, Lifted GX470, APR Audi A7, BMW 325Ci
Clubs
 
We all know it sucks to show up and not be able to use a station you saw on the map. My recent A2Z adapter use started to get me thinking of ways to minimize the stress of an incompatible location. Here are my thoughts. Please add ideas and I'll see if I can add to the list as we go.
  1. Some newer V3 Tesla stations have centered dispensers and you can use them normally.
  2. V4 stations have longer cables and can be used normally.
  3. Park on the far side (opposite) of the station if there is space. This will confuse people thinking it is an available stall. See picture
  4. Locate in the right most station and park one extra (non EV) space to the right. This will confuse people thinking it is an available stall. See next option instead to decrease confusion.
  5. Locate a station with some room and park centered with the dispenser. The cables are 6.5' and a Rivian is 6.6' wide. You might only encroach a couple of feet into the next stall leaving it still usable if everyone parks over the lines a bit.
  6. Park to the right of another CCS car if they are blocking a dispenser for Teslas. You will be able to use the one they didn't.
  7. Same goes for the left side if no one is using the next dispenser. This will confuse people thinking there is an available stall to your left.
  8. Parallel (or diagonal) park at the leftmost stall utilizing a non charging stall to the left as well. See pic from Aardvark below.

Rivian R1T R1S Strategic ways not to block two Tesla stations 2024-04-17 16.13.15

Options 3, 4, 5 work for this picture.
Sponsored

 
Last edited:

Tarkus

Well-Known Member
First Name
Robert
Joined
Oct 29, 2022
Threads
0
Messages
173
Reaction score
223
Location
Texas
Vehicles
'06 Lincoln Mark LT & '21 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Occupation
Outdoor/Indoor E911 Wireless Engineer
Very Nice, but how did you get the NACS Adaptor so quick or is that the Ford version?
I zoomed in & can see it's not a Magic Dock SC. :cool:


(I'm using the Vortex... shush, don't tell anyone...):cool:
Rivian R1T R1S Strategic ways not to block two Tesla stations 2024-04-18 Tarkus at Tesla NACS SC
 
Last edited:

Sponsored

OP
OP
HaveBlue

HaveBlue

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 22, 2022
Threads
21
Messages
1,324
Reaction score
1,000
Location
91107
Vehicles
R1S DMP Max, Lifted GX470, APR Audi A7, BMW 325Ci
Clubs
 
An A2Z one. I'm taking my life in my hands using not Tesla and non Rivian hardware....
 

Gen(R3)Xer

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2024
Threads
3
Messages
204
Reaction score
136
Location
Ohio
Vehicles
Honda Fit
We all know it sucks to show up and not be able to use a station you saw on the map. My recent A2Z adapter use started to get me thinking of ways to minimize the stress of an incompatible location. Here are my thoughts. Please add ideas and I'll see if I can add to the list as we go.
  • Some newer V3 Tesla stations have centered dispensers and you can use them normally.
  • V4 stations have longer cables and can be used normally.
  • Park on the far side (opposite) of the station if there is space. See picture
  • Locate in the right most station and park one extra space to the right.
  • Locate a station with some room and park centered with the dispenser. The cables are 6.5' and a Rivian is 6.6' wide. You might only encroach a couple of feet into the next stall leaving it still usable if everyone parks over the lines a bit.
  • Park to the right of another CCS car if they are blocking a dispenser for Teslas. You will be able to use the one they didn't. Same goes for the left side if no one is using the next dispenser.

2024-04-17 16.13.15.jpg
This is why having the charging port on the front passenger’s side would be ideal for all Rivians moving forward. You could pull into any Supercharger, even with a trailer, and be able to charge without blocking someone AND you could still do curbside charging when that becomes a thing.
 

Sponsored

AlaVolt

Member
First Name
Christian
Joined
May 5, 2022
Threads
0
Messages
8
Reaction score
6
Location
Birmingham, Alabama
Vehicles
R1T, LR4, Wrangler
Occupation
Architect
This is why having the charging port on the front passenger’s side would be ideal for all Rivians moving forward. You could pull into any Supercharger, even with a trailer, and be able to charge without blocking someone AND you could still do curbside charging when that becomes a thing.
I can’t comprehend how the Rivian and Tesla designers are so cocooned with only driving in the suburbs that they would locate charging ports anywhere other than front passenger corner or side.
 

emoore

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2020
Threads
2
Messages
2,624
Reaction score
2,799
Location
Colorado
Vehicles
2022 R1T
Very Nice, but how did you get the NACS Adaptor so quick or is that the Ford version?
I zoomed in & can see it's not a Magic Dock SC. :cool:


(I'm using the Vortex... shush, don't tell anyone...):cool:
2024-04-18 Tarkus at Tesla NACS SC.jpg
It’s in their first post. A2Z adapter.
 
 




Top