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2013 Tesla Model S: Ample Charge Port Door Warnings

August 22, 2013

2013 Tesla Model S

This morning while driving into work in our 2013 Tesla Model S, I must've passed a dozen other Teslas. That's not really a surprise. They're everywhere on the west side of L.A.

Of these dozen or so $100K EVs I saw, two had a noticeable issue: The charge port / EV plug door was hanging open. I know that the Model S won't let you put the car into drive if the plug is plugged in, but was it possible that they forgot some type of warning — there's no "check engine" light that I've seen — for when the door has been left hanging in the breeze?

Uhm. No.

There are at least three, perhaps four (it popped up once, but I couldn't replicate it) warnings inside the car, one of which never leaves the IP. So it looks like high-dollar EV drivers can be as inattentive as everyone else.

2013 Tesla Model S

2013 Tesla Model S

2013 Tesla Model S

Mike Magrath, Features Editor @ 7,675 miles

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