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

Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:23 am

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

Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:32 am

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

Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:41 am

Mike is a peach.

And just think of what fun that could be if AB475 becomes law. They tow you to boot.
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mwalsh
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Re: MY ZEV license plate at LAX, Why did you unplug my Leaf?

Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:46 am

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.
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 70,000 miles.
2015 pack under warranty 12/30/15.
Tinted windows.
Michelin MXV4 tires.
L1 EVSE upgrade.
FIAMM horns.
Superbright LED lighting.
2013 sun visors.
LED shifter.
Heated seats.
GT-R map lamp lenses.
AV L2 EVSE.

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

Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:47 am

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

+1
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Re: MY ZEV license plate at LAX, Why did you unplug my Leaf?

Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:50 am

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?
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 70,000 miles.
2015 pack under warranty 12/30/15.
Tinted windows.
Michelin MXV4 tires.
L1 EVSE upgrade.
FIAMM horns.
Superbright LED lighting.
2013 sun visors.
LED shifter.
Heated seats.
GT-R map lamp lenses.
AV L2 EVSE.

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

Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:12 am

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

Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:16 am

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.

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

Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:42 am

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

Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:43 am

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.

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