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Proper EV Etiquette - Charging/Parking

Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:43 pm

Please remember that if you use a Charging Spot for your Electric Car to move it once you are done charging.

This is to make sure other EV Drivers can charge too.

Remember, Good Charging Etiquette starts with you!

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Re: Proper EV Charging Etiquette

Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:04 am

The fact that we have a "charging etiquette" that requires people to move a car at their inconvenience will be a strong reason why EV's don't become mainstream. I understand the need for it now when demand for charging stations is higher than supply, but it really is going to hurt adoption.
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Re: Proper EV Charging Etiquette

Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:54 am

garsh wrote:The fact that we have a "charging etiquette" that requires people to move a car at their inconvenience will be a strong reason why EV's don't become mainstream. I understand the need for it now when demand for charging stations is higher than supply, but it really is going to hurt adoption.
Not necessarily. As the range of EVs increases, the need for routine opportunity charging should decrease, making congestion at local L2 charge stations moot. This could be a problem that goes away in a few years.
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Re: Proper EV Charging Etiquette

Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:04 am

garsh wrote:The fact that we have a "charging etiquette" that requires people to move a car at their inconvenience will be a strong reason why EV's don't become mainstream..

I don't think it "requires" people to move their car. ;-)
1: It's asking people to move their cars, not requiring it.. That's the thing about etiquette.
It's ICE driver etiquette not to stay in the mini-mart too long after your fill is done (if you're "shopping in the mini-mart", you park). Especially in the smaller stations. And most people do that. But not always.
Sometimes you see a car all full, but the driver nowhere to be seen. Infrequently, I've been behind that person in line. Now, with the number of gas stations and pumps, it's less of an issue than with EVs, but it's still proper etiquette.
2: It's not always that clear cut. For instance, if it's a charging spot where you can plug in from more than one spot, a placard saying "when I'm done, you can unplug me" is also sufficient. (or just the understanding that you will be unplugged if done)

Although I'm not sure any of it really matters..
Fact is, we really don't need reminders for charging etiquette tho..
People who are thoughtful will just do that..
People who aren't, won't.
Posting pics is fun, but it's not going to change anyone's behavior.

I don't understand why anyone would ever think proper etiquette in any situation is a bad thing, but that's me.. ;-)
(Note: that doesn't mean I "always" use proper etiquette.. But I still think it's a good thing.. :-) )

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Re: Proper EV Charging Etiquette

Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:45 pm

desiv wrote:
garsh wrote:The fact that we have a "charging etiquette" that requires people to move a car at their inconvenience will be a strong reason why EV's don't become mainstream..

I don't think it "requires" people to move their car. ;-)
1: It's asking people to move their cars, not requiring it.. That's the thing about etiquette.
Exactly. In order to follow the etiquette, you are required to move your vehicle to free up a charging space. I don't understand why you're trying to be contrary when you obviously understand & agree.

That's a hard thing to do when you're at work & busy. It requires you to take time out of your work to go to the parking garage, move your car, and hope you can find another parking space. it can be a pain if it's a full lot/garage. It's certainly the proper thing to do while charging stations are scarce, but most people aren't going to want to put up with that hassle every day.
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Re: Proper EV Charging Etiquette

Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:54 pm

garsh wrote: In order to follow the etiquette, you are required to move your vehicle to free up a charging space. I don't understand why you're trying to be contrary when you obviously understand & agree..

I said specifically you are NOT required to follow it.
Not sure why you don't understand that.. I was very specific that it's NOT required. ;-)

I also don't think it's matters...
Etiquette isn't something that you can require, and is just how people will behave.

Long gone are the days that people feel they "have" to follow etiquette.

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Re: Proper EV Charging Etiquette

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Re: Proper EV Etiquette - Charging/Parking

Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:45 am

Would it be a smart idea to keep your charging port open to tell other people that you need them to charge your car next. Here in Austin TX we have unlimited charging for $5.00 a month. I was at a charging station that had two chargers and I was only using one. But when I was about to leave I noticed that they had a Nissan Leaf with the charging port open. I just turned on the charger again with the phone APP and plugged them in. I noticed on Carwing, they charged for 30 minutes or so and then unplugged the car.

I'm sure this wouldn't work if we had to pay for other peoples charging, but it's an idea.
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Re: Proper EV Charging Etiquette

Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:06 pm

I believe that signs like this are totally and completely counterproductive... All they do is piss off people and make them more likely to do exactly the same thing next time...

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Re: Proper EV Etiquette - Charging/Parking

Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:44 pm

I think the Golden Rule pretty much covers it. As an EV owner I appreciate it when people move in a timely manner so I can have a charging space. Why wouldn't I try to provide the same courtesy? Obviously not always possible in every situation as any reasonable person understands.
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