Tesla will allow users on Twitter to select the next location of its Supercharger for fast charging the company’s electric vehicles (EVs). The firm revealed Thursday that it will allow users to vote on the company’s next Supercharger location via a poll, as they suggested locations that required the company’s faster EV chargers. Tesla’s Supercharger can charge up to 200 miles (or 321 km) in 15 minutes, according to the company that operates one of the largest fast charging networks in the world.
On Thursday, Tesla’s dedicated Twitter account for charging (@TeslaCharging) tweeted: “Supercharger voting coming soon. Reply with location suggestions – the most liked answers will be included in the poll.” However, before users can vote, they must suggest locations that will eventually be part of the company’s survey.
The tweet asking users to provide the location suggests that the survey will be the second step in the company’s effort to identify the next location for its Superchargers. Several users have already responded to the tweet with screenshots of maps containing empty areas, revealing the lack of Supercharger in those locations.
As of now, there is no information from the Tesla charging account about when the crowdsourced poll to pick the next Supercharger location will go live. The company may also give users the ability to add more locations as responses before creating a poll asking users to choose a new location.
Tesla did not specify whether the voting would take place on Twitter. It’s worth noting that Twitter polls only allow users to choose from one of four options, so Tesla may eventually only have to select the four responses that get the most likes. It is possible that the company will eventually work towards adding Superchargers at most of the locations suggested by users through a crowdsourcing initiative.
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