Plug-In Parking Abuse Hall of Shame: Post Pic's Here

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    Haven't seen that brazen behavior here in Socal, yet, and I have been to lot of different public plugin locations. If it were me, I'd just phone it in to the cops. If he/she got a ticket, he'd/she'd be pissed; so what, it would equal to how I'd feel.
    It's like somebody cutting you off trying to get to the last pump at a busy gas station.
    I've heard of people letting the air out of tires of jerks like this; just sayin' . I don't think that Aztec owner is necessarily stupid; they might just be arrogant, conceited, unthinking, selfish, pig juice guzzling morons. But, hey, I don't have any opinions!!


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    Those were/are ugly cars. At least it was not a Hummer.
     
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    Could it be an EV?
    Remember there will be the Firebrid hybrid Firebird convertible will be on the road in a few years. Just because Pontiac did not make a hybrid or EV does not mean somebody else did not modify it. ;)
     
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    The driver was confused by the Aztek's Prius like shape and design.
     
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    Walter White’s?
     
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    It's just an Eerie Vehicle!!

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    Meth lab on wheels? Need some juice to run that operation.
     
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    It's too bad more of the charge stall owners are too ambivalent to post signs like this;

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    and then, follow through ~
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    I think I would have drained a few of his/her tires and claimed my grandkid’s beach balls needed inflating.
    What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Turnaround is fair play. ...
     
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    I would have had a hard time not needing a 3x12" strip of mild steel to patch a gutter. Especially if it’s already painted white.
     
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    No not in an EV spot but first one I’ve caught in the wild. Way cool spinning LDAR etc.
     

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    Thursday night we went to a charity event - paid parking - & a structure had 6 chargepoint stations. 2 of the 6 plugin stalls (all 6 stations were occupied by plugins) were simply being used because they were ground level & upfront close. I took this picture of one of the 2 offenders. The other offender was a Chevy Volt.
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    Hard to wrap my mind around which is the bigger "Richard Cranium" ... the entitled owner w/ 270 miles of range & free charging just a mile down the road .... or the entitled owner that has a gasoline backup. Doesn't matter - it's all about not having to walk an extra 30 seconds ....
    You'd think our own would be more willing to do the right thing. Nope.
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    LOL. I used to call a friend of mine that, joking around. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Yep, we know how that goes with some people. :D
    Tesla owner gets his bumper dismantled for 'parking at Supercharger without charging' - Electrek
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    As time goes on, it becomes easier for others to see what I've been conveying for many years... know your audience.

    Watching Volt enthusiast "vastly superior" attitude spread was a sign of not recognizing we were on a team all working toward the same win. They would fight and fight and fight, claiming victory against those who were trying to be players on their side. That effort to squash all other PHEV efforts was a clue about the trouble to come with EV efforts. Sure enough, we saw that same pattern coming from Tesla enthusiasts. They dominated plug-in events and didn't take tax-credit dependency seriously they same way, creating barriers for supporters (the rest of us) to overcome.

    Fortunately, things are finally changing. Most enthusiasts have lost their voice due to tax-credit phaseout so significantly influencing market shift. There's still the reality of much needed agreement having been stalled... to the point of undermining efforts causing widespread disenchantment. Absence of a common approach for shared chargers is overwhelming evidence of that.

    Notice there is still nothing in regard to a common message with regard to parking in those spots? Heck, we can't even agree upon what to do when one of our own parks next to a charger but doesn't use it. That basically invites non-plug-in vehicles to park there. If we don't care, why should they?
     
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