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EV only parking. Spot the problems with this photo.....

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:24 am
by mwalsh
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Clearly the Porsche doesn't belong there. But what about the Tesla? Sure it's an EV, but I don't see that it's charging. So should an EV driver of any stripe take an EV only spot if all he needs to do is park? This is one thing that AB475 may actually help with. And, even if you are charging, should one vacate an EV spot (alternative parking and the ability to return to your vehicle permitting) once you're done charging? I say yes.

Edit: Added "and the ability to return to your vehicle"

Re: EV only parking. Spot the problems with this photo.....

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:29 am
by EdmondLeaf
Never enough charging stations, but some may plug just to use parking space. How to enforce pluged but not charging always can say just finished charging

Re: EV only parking. Spot the problems with this photo.....

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:33 am
by highcountryrider
Seems that courtesy would be good here. :)

Re: EV only parking. Spot the problems with this photo.....

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:05 am
by TRONZ
L3 stations would solve this. Charge, go and park wherever you want! We need to keep our eye on the (real) ball folks.

Re: EV only parking. Spot the problems with this photo.....

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:14 am
by TEG
Some related other threads:

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5288" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthre ... o-chargers" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthre ... e-Charging" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: EV only parking. Spot the problems with this photo.....

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:22 am
by mwalsh
TEG wrote:Some related other threads:

http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthre ... e-Charging" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Some good (and compassionate) comments in this thread.

Re: EV only parking. Spot the problems with this photo.....

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:24 am
by smkettner
mwalsh wrote: This is one thing that AB475 may actually help with.
Yes just as I said in the AB475 thread. These spaces should be utilized for charging not preferred parking. When fully charged the car should be moved as a courtesy if reasonably possible but not cited ot towed.

JMHO

Re: EV only parking. Spot the problems with this photo.....

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:49 pm
by DaveEV
smkettner wrote:Yes just as I said in the AB475 thread. These spaces should be utilized for charging not preferred parking. When fully charged the car should be moved as a courtesy if reasonably possible but not cited ot towed.
Good luck enforcing that. The EVSE needs to have a countdown timer up that shows how long its' been since charging started. Perhaps give them a 1 hour buffer. But in some situations (shopping malls) you'll still have people using these as reserved parking instead of charging stations they need to use.

Re: EV only parking. Spot the problems with this photo.....

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:11 pm
by garygid
The big sign clearly says "Parking Only".

Re: EV only parking. Spot the problems with this photo.....

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:55 pm
by astrorob
heck, at least the Porsche has no connection to Nissan. one day in walnut creek an infiniti with dealer plates was parked in the EV charging parking spot...