First of all, sorry for my bad english, not native english speeking...
As a previous EV car owner I still wounder why all new EV cars now a days are designing the charging in-lead point on the car as it was still a gasoline car - as example most charging in-leads at placed outside the car under a normal "gasoline cap" (not protected by a lock)
This design is NOT the best - it works well then parking inside your own garage, but if you park the car outside on public road og in a puplic parking area the chaging coupling mechanism is easy to vandalism.
will your car "survive" if you park it 1 week on a public road in your capital city - down-town ?
I will forsee a lot of cars need repare due to some stupid young kid kicking to the charging outlood just for fun (or mayby by accident if to drunk), og at best just removing the changing cable by hand (no charging for your car the rest of the day/week)
A better place is INSIDE the car eg. the boot - this way the coubling mechanism is also protected from the weather - eg. snow/ice, watter, dirt ect.
most importent, no way some vandalism can happen as it will be locked away behind a lock / alarm.
- this was the way my previous car was designed - remmeber most of the time you still need to open the boot as you need the wire to the outlet (10-20 meters)
I hope it's not to late for Tesla to take this into considerations - please place it inside the car in the boot - or at least place charging coubling devices both inside and outside so the consumer can take the choise by them self.
best regards from denmark - truely looking forward for a test ride, and perhaps a new car :)
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