QueenBee wrote:mirko wrote:Smidge204 wrote:There's no cord to steal unless there's a car parked there charging.
If there's a car there, then there's a better chance that there will be people around increasing the chances of getting caught. Unless you parked in a public lot overnight, I suppose.
The bigger advantage would be the cord cold be vehicle specific, so the charging stations would NOT be vehicle specific... making standardization of EVSEs very simple... but that's another discussion.
So when a car (any car/truck/SUV) is parked in a public parking lot nobody will break into it? I thought that happens a lot. Even at busy malls. There is a chance of them getting caught there too. Why would they be more afraid of getting caught stealing a cable than breaking into a car?
http://www.arlnow.com/2012/11/27/more-c ... city-mall/
http://www.wthr.com/story/16122062/thie ... quare-mall
You are missing the point. It's not about eliminating theft completely it's about making it harder. How many hours is the actual EVSE actually being used? Our EVSEs have cables available for stealing 24 hours a day. The EU EVSEs only have them when a car is charging. Obviously that is going to leave cables out less time therefore reducing the likelihood that the cables will get stolen. This doesn't stop it, just reduces it.
So the point is to make it harder yet still possible for the cable to be stolen and that cable is one that we would have to personally pay for. That is instead of eliminating the cable all together thereby eliminating cable theft.
Why would making theft harder yet still possible ever be better than eliminating the possibility of theft?
BTW, I just priced one of those Mennekes Type 2 charging cables... £155.00 or about $250.00 US.
http://evconnectors.com/Type-2-Electric ... siec-ev16p