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..