Emergency “Cast Off” Charging From Inside Car



Offer the ability to unlock and pop out the charging connector from inside the car, so one can leave in a threatening emergency.


When refueling an ICE, in an emergency you might be able to take off if something threatens you (hopefully the pump line will break off and not catch fire).

With EVs, you have to get out of the vehicle and take 5-10 seconds to disconnect and get back into the relative security of the car. A few Supercharging locations could be sketchy, and if someone or something threatens you, you are trapped.

Ideally, there would be an emergency push button which would instantly turn off the charging. eject the handle, and allow you to drive off. There are a couple of dark, remote locations where I must charge in the wee hours. Sidearms are prohibited there but considering the alternatives, it would be a welcome addition to have this emergency function.

Moderator: This Now You Know video shows some clever third-party prototypes to provide this feature.



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     Created 5-Dec-2021


As Tesla appears to continue to ignore this as well as the unreadable screen issues and voice prompts, but just continues to load us up with crappy "games" and other distractions, I just said "The Hell With It" and carry my pistol locked and loaded when I travel.
    Created 1-Feb-2023
I really wish Tesla would spend some time listening to forums such as this, There are some really good suggestions. Yes, some appear frivolous, but some are really good, and important. Such as making darker type on the light backgrounds, font sizes which can be read at a glance, and voice prompts instead of beeps and boops. But no, we get more silly games and distractions. We DONT sit at Superchargers that long any more!!!
    Created 5-Nov-2022
I have suggested this to several Tesla people here in Dallas to onpass, and have even stooped to tweeting Elon Musk.

So far, crickets.
    Created 1-May-2022