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The CT charging port should be on the front bumper. I don’t know why Tesla has you back into a SuperCharger. Most people in the US pull in front first. Also if you have a trailer you’d have to decouple it in order to charge. Parking space chargers are not a good idea. It should be pull through, like gas stations. I know that would take up more room. Maybe a hybrid of the two?
I totally agree with you. I think Tesla is going to learn the hard way when so many Cybertrucks back up into the SC. Until pull thru SCs are more common, backing up/unhooking the trailer, is going to be a pain in the butt.
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You can't open the tailgate and have the kids sit and eat on it whilst charging.

Or open your in-bed fridge ;)

Or even open the tailgate to get anything out! You'd have to unplug, roll forward, open the tailgate and get something out, then close up, reverse again and plug back in.

As an F-150 Lightning user with a family, what I enjoy when I charge front-in is being able to open up the tailgate and make sandwiches / get clothes out.

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Or maybe even make a hot drink whilst charging!
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Hopefully the v4 superchargers have longer cables for easier Cybertruck tailgate access.
Very accessible tailgate when pulling or anything else with that movable 'wall'.
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Very accessible tailgate when pulling or anything else with that movable 'wall'.
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Really nice access to the plugs show in one video.
There is a kick down step as well.
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WOW.. You seriously have to back up all the way like that... RIP superchargers.
The CT charging port should be on the front bumper. I don’t know why Tesla has you back into a SuperCharger. Most people in the US pull in front first. Also if you have a trailer you’d have to decouple it in order to charge. Parking space chargers are not a good idea. It should be pull through, like gas stations. I know that would take up more room. Maybe a hybrid of the two?
I totally agree with you. I think Tesla is going to learn the hard way when so many Cybertrucks back up into the SC. Until pull thru SCs are more common, backing up/unhooking the trailer, is going to be a pain in the butt.
Much safer and easier to back into an empty parking spot with stationary surroundings, compared to backing out of a spot into traffic, pedestrians, or other moving hazards. No-brainer.

Tesla has chosen to design their charging port locations this way in all their models, because it is safer and more practical, especially with the backup camera making it totally easy.

There are over 50,000 supercharger stalls worldwide, and over several years 99.9 percent of them haven't been hit or backed into. Most Tesla supercharger sites have some pull-in stalls for trailers as well.

Other EV makers should've designed their charging port locations like Tesla, but Tesla engineers are next-level and other EV makers are current-level. This is but one example of that.

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Much safer and easier to back into an empty parking spot with stationary surroundings, compared to backing out of a spot into traffic, pedestrians, or other moving hazards. No-brainer.

Tesla has chosen to design their charging port locations this way in all their models, because it is safer and more practical, especially with the backup camera making it totally easy.

There are over 50,000 supercharger stalls worldwide, and over several years 99.9 percent of them haven't been hit or backed into. Most Tesla supercharger sites have some pull-in stalls for trailers as well.

Other EV makers should've designed their charging port locations like Tesla, but Tesla engineers are next-level and other EV makers are current-level. This is but one example of that.

- ÆCIII
Other teslas haven't had tailgates that need to open.
 

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Other teslas haven't had tailgates that need to open.
I think time at the supercharger is not meant to be so prolonged for a tailgate party. People usually want their charging stops to be short, and many supercharger stalls being installed today have their fixtures sideways or far apart enough to back between them. Cybertruck is of course a little wider but time will tell.

I don't think tailgate access at a supercharger is going to be that critical as long as the frunk allows for space to store things needing accessed. Many will be either inside the CT or inside the facilities using the amenities most often, especially considering the weather will not always be perfect.

But I'm sure they'll be those situations where one wishes they can open their tailgate while charging but can't. I just don't think it will happen very often though.

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Much safer and easier to back into an empty parking spot with stationary surroundings, compared to backing out of a spot into traffic, pedestrians, or other moving hazards. No-brainer.

Tesla has chosen to design their charging port locations this way in all their models, because it is safer and more practical, especially with the backup camera making it totally easy.

There are over 50,000 supercharger stalls worldwide, and over several years 99.9 percent of them haven't been hit or backed into. Most Tesla supercharger sites have some pull-in stalls for trailers as well.

Other EV makers should've designed their charging port locations like Tesla, but Tesla engineers are next-level and other EV makers are current-level. This is but one example of that.

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Um.. did you not see how close They had to get to the bollard to STRETCH the cable to the charger.. clearly an issue.

Where the heck did you get your statistic? 99.9% of them havent been backed into? Doubtful.. the supercharger station near my house.. I'v seen plenty of them back into and then repaired.
 

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Um.. did you not see how close They had to get to the bollard to STRETCH the cable to the charger.. clearly an issue.

Where the heck did you get your statistic? 99.9% of them havent been backed into? Doubtful.. the supercharger station near my house.. I'v seen plenty of them back into and then repaired.
We've all scoured the internet for things Tesla and seen many images. Often when Tesla superchargers are damaged by cars or even vandalized, someone usually posts a video or picture of it. I personally have seen only one picture of a supercharge that appeared to have been hit by a vehicle, but of course there could be more or even many more.

So post your pictures if you've got em, but you'll need more than 50 different instances to break the .1 % threshold because there are 50,000 superchargers worldwide. Even if I revised my number to just 99.0 percent or 1 percent getting hit, then you'd need 500 different instances of them getting hit or backed into. We're definitely not seeing that so whatever amount of such incidences are occurring, it's a very small percentage.

If Tesla turns the connector fixture sideways and puts them in between stalls but still at the back, then that will be ideal, and also allow for pull-through charging with trailers if there are parking spaces open behind and the stalls are not against a perimeter or wall. I've seen this configuration more in some of the newer supercharging locations.

Nothing's going to be perfect, but it's still safer and easier to back into a spot with surroundings not moving, especially with the awesome backup camera and distance indications provided in Tesla vehicles. If one has problems with visual acuity while backing into a parking place in those ideal conditions, they likely should not be driving anyway.

I possibly 'get it' that some people have trouble backing into even minimally confined spaces, but when I learned to drive being able to back into a tight spot just as good as dad could, was a badge of honor. I like the idea of parking assist and FSD, but I also believe that real driving skills should be more embraced by humans too. The fact that Tesla is needing to develop FSD at all is partially because many humans have a real problem in that area.

Tesla is doing everything possible to make both human driving easier, as well as optimizing FSD for those humans that would rather not.

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It barely fits in stalls built before the Cybertruck was designed.

News at eleven.

C'mon, guys.

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Right.. but isnt that an issue? 50,000 pre cybertruck stalls.. some of them might be useless? Idk.. kinda concerns me.. maybe im thinkng to hard about it.
 

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Right.. but isnt that an issue? 50,000 pre cybertruck stalls.. some of them might be useless? Idk.. kinda concerns me.. maybe im thinkng to hard about it.
There are parking spots made for bicycles and motorcycles, too, as well as compact spots you won't be able to use.

This isn't news.

You'll be able to charge. They're increasing the number of stations by like a third year over year. Stations will show up that fit the Cybertruck. Or towing. Or other brands!

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Um.. did you not see how close They had to get to the bollard to STRETCH the cable to the charger.. clearly an issue.
You mean, this image? Showing the "stretched" cable?

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It is not stretched at all, this is just an illusion of perspective. The video seconds later clearly shows the SC cable dangling freely with plenty of slack.

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This admittedly leaves little room, but that's true of all Teslas at SuperChargers.
 

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I just rented another M3 a couple days this week for work. Supercharged it on the way to the airport to drop it off. This SC stop had handicapped style wide spots, the SC wasn't behind the car, it was abeam the left rear tire. Other than towing, there is no reason a CT wouldn't fit perfectly into one of these spots, and the cable leisurely popped into the port. The two SC stations closest to my house both have back and side mounted SCs, and I believe both have at least one pull through spot. I'm not saying they are all that way, just the ones I've used since this thread started, so I've paid attention to them.
 

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You mean, this image? Showing the "stretched" cable?

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It is not stretched at all, this is just an illusion of perspective. The video seconds later clearly shows the SC cable dangling freely with plenty of slack.

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This admittedly leaves little room, but that's true of all Teslas at SuperChargers.
That sharp exposed 3mm edge has basically split the cable in two.
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