Tesla drivers struggle to charge vehicles in bitter Chicago cold

Tesla owners in the greater Chicago area are learning the battle it takes to charge their electric vehicles in the frigid cold.

At least one charging station in Evergreen Park, Illinois, saw a mass gathering of Teslas on Monday as batteries in the EVs continue to die amid the region’s subzero temperatures, according to a report.

As a result, many of the Teslas at the charging station sat in the lot, and some of the charging stations began to fail in the cold as well.

“I’ve been here for over five hours at this point, and I still have not gotten to charge my car,” Brandon Welbourne, a Tesla driver, said. “A charge that should take 45 minutes is taking two hours.”

During his time at the station, Welbourne witnessed roughly 10 vehicles
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