EVs are the future of automotive mobility. Even so, there are still issues regarding the EV charging network, especially in suburban and rural areas.
Tesla is aggressively growing its Supercharger Network. And although it could get data from the millions of Teslas it has already sold, it still doesn’t tell the complete story.
So, to help it decide which areas to prioritize, it’s setting up a vote among Tesla owners on where it should put up the next Superchargers—and here’s how you can have your say.
How Supercharging Voting Works
Tesla asks its users where it should put up the next Supercharger station through the Tesla Supercharger Voting page. By going to the link, you can vote for up to five future Supercharger locations. You can also propose new sites that Tesla didn’t include in the current voting options.
Each voting season lasts three months—the first season started in October 2022 and is expected to last until January 2023. The following season should begin in February 2023, allowing you to send new votes to where you’d want to have Superchargers.
You could vote for new locations or pick the same sites you voted for in the last cycle if they weren’t chosen.
How to Make Your Supercharger Vote Count
It’s easy to participate in Tesla’s Supercharging Voting—you need a Tesla account (no, you don’t need a Tesla car, as other EVs can also use the Tesla Supercharger Network) and visit the voting page.
- Go to the Supercharger Voting page.
- Click Vote on Proposed Locations.
- If you’re not logged in yet, click Log In To Vote.
- After you log in, browse through the options on the global map. White dots mark the choices on the map.
- Click on any white point, and the site’s name appears in the map’s upper-left corner. You’ll also see the location’s number of votes and its position in the Regional Leaderboard.
- If you want to cast your vote for the location you pulled up, click Vote.
- Alternatively, you can browse the Leaderboard list to see which sites have the most votes. You can even filter the regions by Global, North America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific.
- If you see any location you like in the Leaderboard list, click the blue check box to cast your vote.
- However, you must ensure you’re voting for the location you really want. That’s because after you cast your vote, you cannot cancel or undo it. So, once you’ve used up your five ballots, you’ll have to wait for the next voting cycle if you want to change your choices.
Once you’ve made your choice, you can safely close the window. But if the sites you want to have a Supercharger aren’t listed or aren’t on the map, you can suggest a location.
Suggesting New Locations Not on the Voting List
If you’re on the Supercharging Voting home page, choose Suggest New Location, which will open a Suggest a Supercharger Location page. You then need to fill out your details, your Suggested Location Address, and the Benefit of Location to you.
Once you’ve filled out the details, hit Submit, and you’re ready.
Alternatively, if you’re on the Supercharger Voting map, deselect any location you’ve picked by clicking on the x icon on the site’s detail card. You then need to select the suggesting a location link on the Supercharger Voting card. This will open the Suggest a Supercharger Location page.
Tesla Is Listening to Its Customers
One thing that makes people balk from getting an electric car is the lack of a fast charging network. That’s why many people prefer Tesla’s EVs because of its massive Supercharger Network.
By investing in its fast charging system and pairing it with a practical route planner that incorporates Superchargers, Tesla makes its vehicles an attractive option for buyers, especially if they like driving long distances.
Supercharger Voting is also an excellent way for Tesla to communicate to its customers that it’s listening to them—more so now that Tesla is also selling the CCS Adapter, which allows Tesla owners to juice up their cars at non-Tesla chargers.
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