I came up simple one page document, large font, saying in effect please do not do this as other need to charge and by allowing us to charge we decrease the demand for oil keeping prices lower for you.
Larry it's been like this for more than a decade. I've only been EV for three years but the EV vets I hang with have been dealing with this here in CA since the EV1, Ford Ranger days.
This is why my solution(s) seemed radical to some who are just getting out and experiencing it.
The perception problem is that handicapped spots are almost always empty and even when they are not 50% of the time the car with the handicapped sticker doesn't have a handicapped person driving it and the driver is just using the handicapped sticker to get special treatment. Now because of the access laws, EV spots have to be next to the handicapped spots because they have to be accessible to handicapped EVers. If it wasn't for that, the EV spots could be in an unobtrusive area and no one would ever notice.
The typical ICE driver only sees that the best ten to twenty parking spaces are wasted and thinks that it's highly unfair.
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This was at the Salvador Dali Museum this weekend. This Mitsubishi's driver was told by the parking attendant that she could park here if she couldn't find another open spot (at least that's what she told me.) Of course she's from Alabama (do they have electricity in Alabama ?)
No matter where you go... there you are.
At the Dali museum today:
BTW, they are charging $5 for parking now, We went to see the Titanic Exhibition at the Mahaffey (on the same campus as Dali) - highly recommend it!
Tip: the cables on the chargepoints at Dali don't reach the Model S port if you drive in forwards. Reverse into the space and you have no problem.
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11 spots in St. Pete... that I wasn't able to charge at... because they were ICE'd.
All 4 Vinoy indoor parking spots. 1 spot across from the Vinoy. 2 along Gulf Dr. All 4 Dali Museum spots.
The city garages have chargers... so I was able to find some juice... for a premium.
All but the indoor Vinoy spots are clearly marked. Different color paint lines, etc.
I think that the significant paint markings earlier in this topic (as seen in CA) may help prevent ICEing.
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It's tempting to create a fake ticket and leave it on their windshield. $500 fine.
If you made it $50 with a return envelope I bet a bunch people would send it in.
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