mjblazin wrote:If you cannot get back to your car after it finished charging within 5 or 10 minutes, you really have no business leaving your car in the spot..
In general I kind of agree, but not totally.
It's still pretty situational..
There's a spot where I charge frequently. Almost never another EV there, but it can happen.
I almost always stay with the car, but sometimes if my wife is with me, we might stop to grab a bit to eat.
When that happens, there's a change the car will get full before we're done.
But the layout there is great in that the charger can reach multiple spots.
I park there and plug in and charge and we go eat. However, I have a note printed up that says that if my car is full, you can unplug me. If the 3rd bar is flashing and you need a charge, you can unplug me.
I also include my phone in case someone needs to text/call me...
(And I always check in with Plugshare so I can be messaged there as well.)
There's another guy I run into infrequently there who does something similar. He doesn't leave a note, but I've chatted with him a few times.. He's totally OK with me unplugging him if he's full.
That's a nicely designed spot tho, where the cord can reach multiple spots..
That's not always the case, and if it won't I make sure I'm back when it's done charging (or stay with the car).
I do agree tho, that if it's going to be hours, you should be able to move your car to a non-charging spot.