LeftieBiker wrote:You did the right thing. Don't be surprised, however, if their behavior doesn't change, or if they even become hostile.
Unfortunately, I think this will become more of a problem as EVs move from early adopters to more general market acceptance. I think us early adopters recognize the limitations and challenges with this fledgling tech deployment and accepted that when we signed up. But as the cars get longer range, there will be more non-enthusiasts getting into these cars. And as they do, they will bring their normal attitudes with them. And from what I've seen of the 'average' driver in So. Cal. and the massive amounts of road rage going on out there, this does not bode well given the very limited charging infrastructure. The infrastructure can barely handle current demand from drivers who are committed and willing to engage in proper etiquette. Now add in the normal folks and it is going to go downhill fast.
I was just a kid at the time, but I seem to recall on the news during the gas crises of the 70's, a lot of violence broke out at gas stations with people not playing nice with the other drivers in line to get gas. Hopefully us early adopters will be able to role model better behavior and gently bring the noobs on board with the concept of charging etiquette.