Gadget619 wrote: Curious to know, is there any way to manually unlock a charger that is locked to the vehicle?
Yes we do. It's in the dash "settings" menu selected with the steering wheel buttons.LeftieBiker wrote:I don't remember seeing the EVSE lock selector on my 2018, and I first drove a 2013 so I'm familiar with it. Do we still have one...?
You can lock and unlock on the same screen that does the delayed timing.LeftieBiker wrote:I don't remember seeing the EVSE lock selector on my 2018, and I first drove a 2013 so I'm familiar with it. Do we still have one...?
Perfect! I'm guessing that they are new and don't understand that your battery is smaller and you may not be able to get home without charging. Hopefully, they will be more accommodating and not just hog the free electrons, charging only at work and not at home.Gadget619 wrote:So I left a note congratulating them on their new Leaf purchase and asked them to not unplug me when my vehicle is charging. I said I would be happy to plug in there vehicle in the future when I am done charging and asked that they not lock their charger to their vehicle so others could use it when the vehicle was fully charged. I let them know I have a battery that is much smaller than theirs and I don’t have the same range.
Just last week, early in the morning, I went to to a park with 2 free L2 chargers. There was an event that day and every parking spot was taken. Two Teslas were parked and plugged in at the free chargers... this was early in the morning.
I left a note on both cars with my phone# to text me when they're done so that I could charge my car.
I really needed to charge, I had no other option if I wanted to go home.
I get two texts from to different numbers, one at 16:45 one at 16:55 saying "Done charging"
The park closed at 17:00
So those guys used the EV charging spot all day since parking in the park was full.
Luckily the guard let me plug in and leave my car (park had a gate) and gave me his cell # to call to pick up the car two hours later.
I got this service only because this place was owned by the same company I was there doing business with.
So it was not cool that they had their car plugged in from 9am to almost 5pm ... just because it was convenient to just leave the car there.
That's why Tesla is starting to charge a fee after the car is fully charged but still plugged in.
Regardless if it's a free station or not, they need to enforce time limit in EV charge parking spots and start ticketing EVs parked there after a time limit and also put a sign that non EVs will be towed.