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Re: EV Parking Tickets

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:39 pm
by UBUYGAS
jlv wrote:
If your vehicle needs one of these to "Fill-Up" and you don't have one of ports shown below you should not be parked here.
The big yellow notice in the first post implies that it's just fine to park in a charging spot if they have a plug-in, even when they aren't charging.

That's just not right.
JLV, you need to re-read it because you’re 100% wrong. It absolutely does not say it’s ok to just park.

It says that these spots are for cars with with plugs to charge up.

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Re: EV Parking Tickets

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:57 pm
by LeftieBiker
Sorry, but that's an explanation, not a prohibition.

Re: EV Parking Tickets

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:35 am
by UBUYGAS
LeftieBiker wrote:Sorry, but that's an explanation, not a prohibition.
They cannot be prohibitions because they do now reflect any laws.

They are strictly suggestions and teaching cards. That's it. The person receiving them can decide if they want to become a better citizen or ignore them and continue to go against the grain of society

Re: EV Parking Tickets

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:07 am
by Dooglas
LeftieBiker wrote:This is one of those cases where human instinct trumps (so to speak) reason every time. The only way to keep EV parking spaces un-ICEd is to put them in unappealing places like the rear of the parking lot. This, of course, makes it much harder for those of us with physical disabilities, but at least we can charge...
You are correct. EV owners would be better off if charging stations were in less/least desirable parts of parking lots. And they are not intended to be handicapped parking spots after all. Around here there are actually some handicapped EV spaces - though I'm not sure it is any improvement to be ICEd by another handicapped driver/passenger.

Re: EV Parking Tickets

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:33 am
by powersurge
YES, The least desireable area will probably be far away from the building's electric, and running 400 foot run underground is impossible.

I hate getting iced, especially at my local Kohl's, where they installed a chargepoint at the first spot by the entrance door of the store... very desirable..

Otherwise, you wont get iced if you get a 20-40 foot J1772 extension cord. You can get a charge from almost anywhere. I have a 20' and it is wonderful....

Re: EV Parking Tickets

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:40 am
by jlv
UBUYGAS wrote:JLV, you need to re-read it because you’re 100% wrong. It absolutely does not say it’s ok to just park.
Sigh.

Re: EV Parking Tickets

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:07 pm
by LeftieBiker
YES, The least desireable area will probably be far away from the building's electric, and running 400 foot run underground is impossible.
From what I've seen, in the case of QC stations they place them near the closest power line, rather than power them from the business. This often means at the end of the parking lot farthest from the store or other business. L-2 stations seem to be more often powered from the business.

Re: EV Parking Tickets

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 1:32 pm
by BuffaloBillsfan
I texted a cop buddy of mine the following:

Not that I've encountered it yet, but if a gas vehicle is parked in an EV charging spot, I'm basically screwed , right?

His response:

I’m going to say yes only because I haven’t seen any parking tickets that address that issue yet.

I replied thanks and he replied that he wished he had a better response.

Then he said: Specific places might have their own tickets to write....like sometimes Walmart’s or malls will have security on staff to write their ticket or tow the vehicle.