ChargePoint Adds Digital Queuing As Frustration Builds At Tesla’s Superchargers | CleanTechnica
As Tesla owners clamor for solutions to their Supercharging woes, ChargePoint has already rolled out a charging station queuing solution that allows plug-in vehicle owners to line up for a station virtually. The result is a first-come, first-served solution that works a lot like gas stations do today, but with slower “fueling” times and an injection of smartphone technology to smooth things over.
The new Waitlist feature creates a virtual queue for EV charging stations as a means of diffusing tensions caused by more vehicles looking to charge at a limited number of stations. ChargePoint claims that the new solution benefits drivers and station operators, increasing station utilization by up to 45% in congested areas. Early-adopting drivers also love the solution, noting that Waitlist offers a simplified queuing experience at high-traffic stations