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Charging Across State Lines

Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:58 pm

Stickered to charge in CA, how do I charge in AZ where a different sticker is required?

Or, if coming from another state that has no EV-Charging stickers, how does one charge in CA, or AZ?
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Re: Charging Across State Lines

Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:47 pm

You gotta have a sticker to charge in California and Arizona? Is that at any EVSE or only in marked locations?

Note: Please feel free to charge in Oregon, no sticker required here!
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Re: Charging Across State Lines

Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:53 pm

what are you guys talking about?
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Re: Charging Across State Lines

Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:28 pm

palmermd wrote:what are you guys talking about?
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Re: Charging Across State Lines

Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:35 pm

garygid wrote:Stickered to charge in CA, how do I charge in AZ where a different sticker is required?

Or, if coming from another state that has no EV-Charging stickers, how does one charge in CA, or AZ?
You don't need an EV sticker to charge in CA. You may to park in some places marked EV only, though if you are plugged in I doubt they would care. One Leaf owner was already ticketed for parking in a older charger SPI space because the car wasn't stickered and wasn't plugged in "obviously".

You also get free parking in some pay lots like LAX if you have the stickers and they may hassle you if you don't.

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Re: Charging Across State Lines

Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:41 pm

EVNation wrote:One Leaf owner was already ticketed for parking in a older charger SPI space because the car wasn't stickered and wasn't plugged in "obviously".
What if somebody walks by and unplugs your car? Do you get a ticket then or is the situation that if you can't plug in you get a ticket?
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Re: Charging Across State Lines

Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:08 pm

This conversation is funny, tickets? No meter person even knows what an EV is nor do they know about the stickers or care. At this point this is a non issue and I have never had stickers on my EV. Besides that, how many people go between AZ and CA, there is practically nothing there.

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Re: Charging Across State Lines

Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:20 pm

EVDRIVER wrote:This conversation is funny, tickets? No meter person even knows what an EV is nor do they know about the stickers or care. At this point this is a non issue and I have never had stickers on my EV. Besides that, how many people go between AZ and CA, there is practically nothing there.
Try living in Santa Monica. They know. The SPI in question is at a Ralphs around the corner from my office and people park their without the EV all the time since it is prime parking. And they ticket them. But I parked in places around town in Mini-E no problem.

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Re: Charging Across State Lines

Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:05 pm

I agree ... they know. Happens in Sacramento and Davis too. And I'll guess also in the SF/SanJose Bay area.

Edit: ok ... minor clarification. General "meter maids" don't know; but the areas that are very progressive and specifically equipped with convenient EV charging (and many have since the late 1990's) ... they are the ones that know.
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Re: Charging Across State Lines

Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:54 pm

It will not take them long to learn.

SOME charging spaces are sign posted as requiring the EV sticker to use that space.

One person's experience does not necessarily apply to all others.
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