Cars were logjammed up and down the country, with snaking queues spotted in Hertfordshire, Cumbria, Westmorland and Telford.
The huge queues came as rail strikes forced millions into having to take to the roads to get home for the festive period. A further 12 million cars were also expected to be on the UK’s road network today amid the ongoing industrial action.
Around 24 Tesla owners were waiting to charge in a Waitrose car park in the village of South Mimms, Hertfordshire, on December 25.
A TikTok user claimed the wait at the station was around one hour, saying: ‘Here they all are queueing up, waiting for an hour or whatever it is for their charging. They’re everywhere.’
The Tebay Southbound supercharger in Cumbria, by the M6 Junction, was also seeing a high volume of vehicles attempting to charge yesterday.
Another Tesla driver told MailOnline of issues in Crawley, Sussex, where two of eight stations were out of order.
Members of a Facebook group called ‘Tesla Owners Club UK’ expressed their frustration at the queues.
One said: ‘Someone taking the mick at Tebay? Beien here over an hour. Still 15 in front of me in the queue for a charger. Easily another 2 hours to wait – minimum.’
A second added: ‘We need more superchargers. I love Tesla, but this country is not up to standards if they want total electricity!’