Electric vehicles are still in their infancy, so there are many EV-related trails that have not yet been fully blazed. One of those is charger etiquette. If you're a first-time EV owner you may not be sure how to behave at a charging station. Let the story here stand as a lesson to those who think that parking across three charging spaces is a perfectly fine thing to do.
Electrek pointed our attention to the Tesla Worldwide Owners Facebook group, where a user named Debra called out the pictured above. The offending Tesla was parked at a Supercharger station in Delaware. The post begins: "Dear California jackhole, Here in Delaware we think it is rude to take 3 supercharger spaces with one vehicle. What is wrong with you?????? This takes selfishness to a new level."
Aside from "California jackhole" being my new favorite insult to hurl at someone, this story highlights the troubles that will undoubtedly continue to appear -- not just at Tesla's Superchargers, but also at other charging spaces across the country.
Is it a dick move to take up three spaces of limited quantity? Absolutely. But, as Electrek notes, it's not necessarily a case of complete boneheadedness. Bike racks aren't easy to remove, and the owner could have been standing nearby to move the vehicle if space became limited and others needed a charge. Since it's likely that the "jackhole" would have objected to having their car photographed and publicly shamed, there's a good chance they weren't around to quickly move the car.
Regardless of whether or not the driver was on hand to correct their mistake, I think it goes without saying that you should try to avoid doing something like this at all costs. Don't be that guy.