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

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:12 am
by richard
Good job Mike.

I've been following this drama, but I don't get one thing. Was Vitor there at LAX or on a trip? Because he knew he got unplugged (could have seen this in-person, or gotten the notice via email), but he also knew the license plate of the offender (which he could only have known if he was there at LAX). If he was there at LAX, why didn't he swap the cord back himself?

Thanks.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:15 am
by mwalsh
richard wrote:Good job Mike.

I've been following this drama, but I don't get one thing. Was Vitor there at LAX or on a trip? Because he knew he got unplugged (could have seen this in-person, or gotten the notice via email), but he also knew the license plate of the offender (which he could only have known if he was there at LAX). If he was there at LAX, why didn't he swap the cord back himself?

Thanks.


Maybe he felt bad about doing that? I, on the other hand, have no such reservations!

But this is one of the reasons my phone number is on the protocol card. Someone wanna unplug me? Call me, we'll discuss! Maybe I'll see that your needs outweigh mine.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:20 am
by mwalsh
smkettner wrote: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.


There were probably 10 there today. Plus one Volt, a couple of RAV4s, and a Mini E.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:52 am
by mwalsh
GeekEV wrote:Here's a thought... Use a combination lock and put the combination on the dash instruction sheet. That way, it will stop a casual unplug, but somebody who really needs it and takes the time to properly assess the situation could still unplug you if needed.


Use a combination lock and tell people, via the protocol card, to call you for the combo. That way you can have a reasonable adult discussion about why their need is greater than yours. Of course, that makes it less easy for people to unplug you if you're unreachable (like on a plane going someplace). But also makes is less easy for people to unplug you if they just darn well feel like it.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:59 am
by Vitor
I visit LAX for business. Once in a while I travel.

After getting the text message, I asked a friend at Terminal 1 to go and inspect, he actually saw the blue Leaf drive in, he inspected and then took a picture for me.

I have a couple of pics from last week, there were 20 EVs in that parking lot. I had to wait my turn to get my juice last week.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:11 pm
by mwalsh
Vitor wrote:I visit LAX for business. Once in a while I travel.

After getting the text message, I asked a friend at Terminal 1 to go and inspect, he actually saw the blue Leaf drive in, he inspected and then took a picture for me.


Are you still there? Don't suppose you can remember to get the VIN number of the car? Wanna do some more research to see if I can find out who this offender is.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:12 pm
by TonyWilliams
mwalsh wrote: Don't suppose you can remember to get the VIN number of the car? Wanna do some more research to see if I can find out who this offender is.



I'm warming up the tar, and have collected a bag of feathers.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:22 pm
by mwalsh
TonyWilliams wrote:I'm warming up the tar, and have collected a bag of feathers.


Like! :D

Naming and shaming!

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

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:41 pm
by xtremeflyer
Mike, if you didnt' zoom in so much to get a picture of the note, you would have had the vin :)

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

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:42 pm
by rpmdk
I feel a little bad for this person (only a little) - this kind of thing is going to be happening a lot in the future, will everyone get the name and shame?

It could have been an innocent mistake.

Anyway, I won't be unplugging people unless I know they've got their charge.