I do not recommend this, both for the health of the cord, and the danger of entanglement. I'd say wrapping the excess cord under the hood in front of the charge port door, then shutting the hood is a better and safer trick. This way the extra length is hidden/protected, whereas with the tire method, the copper thieves don't need the 6 inches or so under your tire, they'll just cut it on either side.hpage wrote:Drive over the cords -- I haven't actually needed to do this yet but I carry a rubber strip salvaged from an old bicycle inner tube to wrap the cords for protection..
I suppose if you are really worried, buy a decent 12AWG extension cord, and put the entire EVSE under the hood, and just run the "expendable" cord out. Beware that there is no built-in GFCI protection on the extension cord like there is on the J1772 cord, so using extension cords outdoors is not recommended.
For a long time, I've always plugged my converted Prius in via a socket inside the rear hatch, and ran the cord out the hatch. It wouldn't be too hard to install an additional J1772 inlet inside the rear hatch and charge my LEAF the same way.