Teslas Fall Victim to the Cold Weather In Chicago, Turns Charging Station into an EV Graveyard

People with Tesla cars in Chicago are having trouble charging their cars due to the very cold weather there.

The places where you charge Teslas are full of cars that can't charge. The weather has dropped to negative double-digits, according to Fox Chicago.

"Nothing. No juice. Still on zero percent," Tyler Beard, who had been trying to recharge his Tesla at an Oak Brook, Illinois Tesla supercharging station since Sunday afternoon, said to Fox. "And this is like three hours being out here after being out here three hours yesterday."

Beard and other Tesla car owners were in long lines at charging stations in Chicago. There were also cars left there because they couldn't charge. This was on the news.

A Tesla owner, Chalis Mizelle, said, "This is crazy. It’s a disaster. Seriously."

Mizelle left her car because it wouldn't charge. She got a ride from a friend.

"We got a bunch of dead robots out here," a man said. 

Kevin Sumrak said he arrived at Chicago's airport and found his Tesla car wouldn't start. It was dead. He had to use a tow truck to take it to a charging station that worked.

An expert said cold weather can make electric cars hard to charge.

Mark Bilek from the Chicago Auto Trade Association explained, "It's not plug and go. You have to get the battery warm to the right temperature for a fast charge."