Over the course of any nation emergency it is vital essential services to continue with minimum disruption. The availability of fuel to heat homes, and power healthcare, transportation, and industry, makes it an essential good and service.
However, Tesla‘s choice of Supercharger locations is showing profit and convenience was more of a priority. Insufficient consideration was given to the network’s resilience when tested, such as the current conditions. Proper planning and exercising those plans would have identified the gap.
Tesla’s electrical charging stations are often located at hotels, restaurants, and other convenient locations. As Spain is locking down non-essential business and services in an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, Tesla’s charging points are becoming inaccessible.
This is a point of critical infrastructure that will need to be addressed in the future. It’s a little late to be doing it at the moment for this world crisis. Thankfully, few emergency vehicles require Tesla’s Supercharger network. Unfortunately, this may leave some Tesla customers stranded.
According to News Maker, the affected Tesla Superchargers so far include:
- Getafe, Madrid: Hotel Ramada by Wyndham
- Fuengirola, Malaga: Hotel Higuerón
- Tarragona: Hotel La Boella
- Burgos: Hotel Landa. Open between 8 and 22 hours only
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