Tesla is providing Supercharger power stations for its electric cars. Here the users can very fast charge their Tesla electric vehicles. However, it appears that thieves in China have made it a way to make money. The people of China have uploaded pictures of superchargers ruined at various places on social media.
According to a MyDriver report, people in China have complained that several Tesla Superchargers have been destroyed in the country. Following the sources, it is observed that the motor cable of the supercharger has been disconnected. Although, some people will be selling this cable for the sake of money. This has not happened with any one power station, but many people have complained about such situations at different stations.
As we mentioned, Tesla Supercharger is the company’s fast charging power station. In this, a thick cable is attached to the charging point, through which the electric car is charged. No doubt there is a lot of copper in this cable. It could be the only main single reason why the thieves are anonymously selling this cable by cutting it.
“The current price of copper in China is around 70 yuan (about Rs 825) per kg” the report said. In this way the thieves are making about 100 yuan (about Rs 1,180) per station from the stolen cable. If you are wondering how big a loss this is for Tesla, then according to the report, a charging cable costs Tesla thousands of yuan or we can say the EV company is facing huge losses of more than 100,000 Yuan (about Rs 11.8 lakh) from such incidents.