Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Quartz claims that internal combustion engine vehicle drivers are bullying Tesla owners by parking their ICE vehicles in Tesla charging station bays.
Tesla owners are being “ICE-ed” out of charging stations by trucks
By Michael J. Coren
December 25, 2018
First, there was rolling coal. Now there’s ICE-ing. As electric motors encroach on internal combustion engines, some truck owners are getting angry. And Teslas are a favorite target.
One of the most recent incidents was at a North Carolina convenience store called Sheetz. Reddit user Leicina posted her account of several pickup-trucks pulling in to block all the Tesla supercharging station’s spots.
“I’ve never had a supercharging experience like this one,” she wrote. “These trucks blocked all the chargers, chanted ‘F’ Tesla, and were kicked out by a Sheetz employee.”
Is ICE-ing Teslas actually a thing? Are ICE drivers randomly bullying Tesla drivers because they can, or is there a genuine problem with Tesla charging stations crowding out available parking?
Perhaps the solution is to provide Tesla charging stations for all the parking bays, to end the segregation of Tesla and ICE vehicles. If Tesla really is the future, green minded owners of shopping centres and other parking venues should be happy to completely Tesla up their premises.