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Re: EV Reserved Parking Spots violators

Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:12 am

ElectricVehicle wrote:If you ever return to the site, get their before the manager does and park in the EV ONLY spot!
Seriously. I would sit in the lot and wait for that fuc*er to leave. Then the moment he did, I would be in that space and wouldn't leave it again for the rest of my stay at the hotel. :lol:
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Re: EV Reserved Parking Spots violators

Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:42 am

I wonder if the Hilton Corporation really cares what the EV community thinks.

They apparently don't seem to care about image with daughter Paris Hilton tramping all over the world :oops:
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Re: EV Reserved Parking Spots violators

Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:19 am

Surely the executive manager can have any space he wants reserved but commandeering the EV spot seems rediculous.
I would have asked for the managers name for the complaint along with the vehicle tag number.
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Re: EV Reserved Parking Spots violators

Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:56 am

mwalsh wrote:
ElectricVehicle wrote:If you ever return to the site, get their before the manager does and park in the EV ONLY spot!
Seriously. I would sit in the lot and wait for that fuc*er to leave. Then the moment he did, I would be in that space and wouldn't leave it again for the rest of my stay at the hotel. :lol:
Honestly, if people make trouble for them they'll probably just decide it's no longer an EV spot and paint it as 'reserved' or something similar. On the other hand, if they get a reputation as ecologically unfriendly, maybe it'll at least give them pause.
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Re: EV Reserved Parking Spots violators

Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:41 am

Packet wrote:Honestly, if people make trouble for them they'll probably just decide it's no longer an EV spot and paint it as 'reserved' or something similar...
Honestly, better that than a fake EV spot no one can actually use.
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Re: EV Reserved Parking Spots violators

Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:49 am

davewill wrote:
Packet wrote:Honestly, if people make trouble for them they'll probably just decide it's no longer an EV spot and paint it as 'reserved' or something similar...
Honestly, better that than a fake EV spot no one can actually use.
I actually suggested to them they should remove the non-functional chargers from the wall, remove the signage and mark it "reserved for X" . I have a feeling there might be a bit more to it than that. Someone paid for those now non-functional chargers and they probably claim to have an EV parking spot for that structure. It would be great if we could start tracking these type of incidents across CA and get some public attention to these practices. Without some public shaming nothing will change. Large fines and mandatory enforcement would be nice too. I'm willing to help an organized effort, but don't know where to start.
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Re: EV Reserved Parking Spots violators

Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:19 am

Adrian wrote:
davewill wrote:
Packet wrote:Honestly, if people make trouble for them they'll probably just decide it's no longer an EV spot and paint it as 'reserved' or something similar...
Honestly, better that than a fake EV spot no one can actually use.
I actually suggested to them they should remove the non-functional chargers from the wall, remove the signage and mark it "reserved for X" . I have a feeling there might be a bit more to it than that. Someone paid for those now non-functional chargers and they probably claim to have an EV parking spot for that structure. It would be great if we could start tracking these type of incidents across CA and get some public attention to these practices. Without some public shaming nothing will change. Large fines and mandatory enforcement would be nice too. I'm willing to help an organized effort, but don't know where to start.
I'm curious if they are a LEED certified building, and the EV chargers/parking spots would certainly have given them points to reach their LEED certification. If these chargers are no longer valid, I would think they could lose points towards this certification... I'll look into if any of my speculation is even true.

Edit-- Haven't seen any LEED certifications for this hotel, so disregard my previous speculations. :roll:
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Re: EV Reserved Parking Spots violators

Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:14 am

The Hilton might be getting some tax benefit from the state for keeping the charging station in place, otherwise they'd probably have removed it a long time ago since they obviously don't intend to charge cars with it.

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Re: EV Reserved Parking Spots violators

Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:36 am

LTLFTcomposite wrote:So which is more destructive? Keying the car all the way around or slitting all 4 side walls? I think the keying does more damage dollar wise but the slit side walls creates a lot more inconvenience.
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Re: EV Reserved Parking Spots violators

Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:00 am

Adrian wrote:I posted a review on yelp. I need to cut down the story to 500 characters or less to fit into the Hilton customer feedback form online.
I would encourage you to copy that post to Tripadvisor.com
Many hotels monitor the site, you might even get a response. We had a problem with a lodging vendor, got no response to multiple direct e-mails to the vendor. Posted a negative review on Trip Advisor, and got an immediate response from Vendor.
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