- A Tesla driver in Colorado was fatally shot on Wednesday at a Tesla Supercharger station.
- Authorities say the 33-year-old was hospitalized with a single gunshot wound and later died.
A Tesla driver was killed Wednesday following an altercation at a charging station.
The 33-year-old man, whose title has not been launched, was fatally shot at a Tesla Supercharger station in Edgewater, a suburb of Denver, following an argument, in accordance with Jenny Fulton, a spokesperson for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Workplace. The sufferer was taken to a hospital for a single gunshot wound, she stated, and he was pronounced lifeless there.
The person who allegedly shot the Tesla driver left the scene earlier than calling police to report what occurred, Fulton stated. He was later taken into custody.
The Edgewater Police Division declined to touch upon the investigation, which is ongoing.
Tesla has roughly 18,000 Superchargers within the US the place drivers can recharge for as much as 200 miles in simply quarter-hour.
Earlier this 12 months, it was introduced that Elon Musk’s electrical automobile firm will make at the very least 7,500 of those these fast-charging stations out there to all EVs, regardless of the make, by the tip of 2024 as a part of the US authorities’s push to have at the very least 500,000 chargers accessible to all EV drivers by 2030. Tesla Superchargers have been beforehand solely out there to house owners of Tesla automobiles.
The change has raised eyebrows for some Tesla house owners, who fear it is going to imply longer traces for the fast-charging plugs.