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Sat Dec 29, 2018, 12:05 PM

Truck owners are blocking Tesla Superchargers in 'ICE-ing' protests

I have an electric car and I have had folks in pick-up trucks with a flag flying in the truck bed inexplicably speed up, and try to cut me off out of the blue. There is just a lot of anger being stirred out there.

https://www.businessinsider.com/truck-owners-are-blocking-tesla-superchargers-in-ice-ing-protests-2018-12



Tesla drivers are reporting a spate of "ICE-ing" (an acronym from Internal Combustion Engine) by large trucks at Superchargers across the country.

In one instance, Reddit user Leicina said a group of trucks blocked all of the charging spots while changing "F Tesla" before being asked to leave by an employee of the store.

Like most superchargers, the location where the incident occurred ó behind a Sheetz convenience store in Hickory, North Carolina, about 40 miles northwest of Charlotte ó isn't on land owned by Tesla. Rather, it's leased from third-parties, giving the company no control over how the Supercharger spots are used from day to day.

"I was really uncomfortable," the Tesla owner said, adding that the Sheetz employees were "really understanding and sent someone out immediately."


I guess this is just a continuation of the rolling coal "protests."

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Reply Truck owners are blocking Tesla Superchargers in 'ICE-ing' protests (Original post)
TomCADem Dec 2018 OP
underpants Dec 2018 #1
Anon-C Dec 2018 #2
Delarage Dec 2018 #3
htuttle Dec 2018 #4
Squinch Dec 2018 #5
MichMan Dec 2018 #6
brush Dec 2018 #7
ooky Dec 2018 #13
mainer Dec 2018 #8
Aristus Dec 2018 #9
NickB79 Dec 2018 #16
JDC Dec 2018 #10
spanone Dec 2018 #11
jberryhill Dec 2018 #12
winstars Dec 2018 #14
NickB79 Dec 2018 #15

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 12:10 PM

1. Yeah I've seen this bs on Facebook

Literally displaying their ignorance

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Sat Dec 29, 2018, 12:24 PM

3. How stupid / nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 12:33 PM

4. Tesla is making a very nice truck, but it's too big for Bubba to handle in the Walmart parking lot

Looks like they might be making one small enough for Bubba's tiny hands, but no confirmation yet:

https://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/here-s-everything-we-know-about-the-tesla-pickup-truck-ar181660.html

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 12:34 PM

5. Pollution is their favorite thing. They get upset when it is threatened.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 12:43 PM

7. You can't get any stupider. Results of repug education cuts over decades.

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Response to brush (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 02:03 PM

13. +1

That's my exact first thought every time I see one. There goes a moron.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 12:44 PM

8. I don't understand why they're so angry. What's a Tesla done to them?

Pickup truck owners, as a class, seem to have anger issues. They're always the most likely to tailgate. Esp. the drivers of big black trucks.

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Response to mainer (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 01:18 PM

9. IMO, pickup trucks are probably the most visible symbol of toxic masculinity other than guns.

When one is an insecure little boy in a man's body, everything is viewed as a potential threat to that perception of masculinity. Even something as progressive, harmless, and forward-looking as an electric car.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 02:37 PM

16. +100

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 01:25 PM

10. Douche Bags being douche bags.

Aka bullies. Sad little men picking on people they feel threaten their identity of being a dumb fuck - and proud of it.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 01:31 PM

11. Assholes.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 01:46 PM

12. They love cyclists too

 

When Iím out on the shoulders of country roads, they have an inexplicable need to show off.

Itís like they are three year olds with their toys.

In most instances, that truck is their most valuable asset, so I think they feel threatened somehow, but I donít know why.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 02:28 PM

14. Clearly these idiots are... idiots... But could you call the cops? Is this illegal???

I am kinda sure whose side the PD in Hickory NC would want to be on but could blocking a charging station actually be an infraction???

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Sat Dec 29, 2018, 02:36 PM

15. Tiny, tiny penises

So sad for them 😂

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