Page 1 of 29

MY ZEV license plate at LAX, Why did you unplug my Leaf?

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:23 am
by Vitor
You just unplugged my Leaf, I left a sign on the dashboard, did you read it? "You may unplug me after 9:30 AM"
If not, you saw the lights, middle blinking, I only got 30 minutes of charge. Not enough for 60 miles return trip at 11:00 AM.

Hopefully you will plug me back after yours is done.

Re: MY ZEV license plate at LAX, Why did you unplug my Leaf?

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:32 am
by mwalsh
Gah! That sucks! :o Maybe he thought you meant 9:30am eastern. :( No, of course he didn't...he was just thinking of his needs. When you get back in two hours, return the favor.

Edit: Actually, it looks like you won't get back to your car until 11am. I could be there by maybe 9:45, 10am at the very latest. I would be happy to unplug him and plug you back in. Which unit were you using?

Re: MY ZEV license plate at LAX, Why did you unplug my Leaf?

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:41 am
by thankyouOB
Mike is a peach.

And just think of what fun that could be if AB475 becomes law. They tow you to boot.

Re: MY ZEV license plate at LAX, Why did you unplug my Leaf?

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:46 am
by mwalsh
Hey, I just checked the Chargepoint app...LAX1 is fully available. I can't see why anyone would need to unplug you. Unless, of course, this was just a malicious thing? Though I also suppose the parking in front of LAX1 could also be blocked other vehicles and the app doesn't show that.

Re: MY ZEV license plate at LAX, Why did you unplug my Leaf?

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:47 am
by jcesare
thankyouOB wrote:And just think of what fun that could be if AB475 becomes law. They tow you to boot.

+1

Re: MY ZEV license plate at LAX, Why did you unplug my Leaf?

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:50 am
by mwalsh
Prepared the following note to leave:

Hey Dude! NOT COOL to unplug somebody while they’re charging. Especially when they left a note asking you to leave them charging until a certain hour, after which you’d be welcome to do so!


OP, could you confirm which EVSE you were connected to?

Re: MY ZEV license plate at LAX, Why did you unplug my Leaf?

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:12 am
by smkettner
This is why I am skeptical of unsupervised plug sharing. One bad apple spoils the box.
LAX needs more charging stations. Triple the number would be fully utilized.

Re: MY ZEV license plate at LAX, Why did you unplug my Leaf?

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:16 am
by xtremeflyer
In one of the focus groups I did, one of the cars proposed had a locking mechanism in on the L2 port that you could lock and unlock remotely. I thought it was silly at the time, but now it is starting to make sense.

Re: MY ZEV license plate at LAX, Why did you unplug my Leaf?

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:42 am
by Spies
xtremeflyer wrote:In one of the focus groups I did, one of the cars proposed had a locking mechanism in on the L2 port that you could lock and unlock remotely. I thought it was silly at the time, but now it is starting to make sense.
At the end of the day I would rather have someone unplug my car for any reason and possibly suffer the inconvenience than have my car vandalized or damaged as a result of the plug being locked to the car.

Re: MY ZEV license plate at LAX, Why did you unplug my Leaf?

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:43 am
by xtremeflyer
Spies wrote:At the end of the day I would rather have someone unplug my car for any reason and possibly suffer the inconvenience than have my car vandalized or damaged as a result of the plug being locked to the car.


Actually, thats exactly what I said in the focus group. But with this plus the new law that is about to pass, I might be changing my opinion.