A Tesla Unplugged Me 😡

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I find PHEVs to be the worst from my experience. They take the charging spots for parking and their baby batteries are almost always full whenever I see them plugged in.

Really need those in charge of parking lots/garages to never put the L2 plugs in desirable spots.
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Where I used to work, the shared structure had Chargepoint chargers that weren't free. Also had idle fees if you didn't disconnect when done and the facilities parking people would go around and put "tickets" on cars blocking the chargers. Not sure what the penalties were with the tickets, never got one. As Mando would say, "This is the way".
 

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It wasn't one of the regulars I normally see every day, so I hope not. I got their license so we'll see if they show up again.
I didn't have an EV at the time, but where I used to work I think in order to access the chargers you needed to sign up for an account with the company. That got you on an email distribution list and from what I understand it worked pretty well. People could put out a request for a spot if they really needed a charge, as well as notify someone that their car was done.

Seems like a system like that shouldn't be too difficult to set up and could be really useful to prevent unplug-rage events...
 

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My DD has a PHEV and as a renter has to use public chargers. She has a laminated note she leaves in the window nearest the plug to the effect that if you need the charger, call her cell phone # which she includes, and she’ll give you permission to unplug her car. She’s very polite as she was raised right. Hehe.
I do that at work where we have free chargers (I offer to move since each spot has a dedicated charger). Sadly about half the chargers are now used by drivers of plug in hybrids who are often done by noon but don’t move. And there are dedicated 120V chargers available for hybrids but they gravitate to the L2 chargers which is probably fair game but still frustrates me. There’s one person who drives one and who always moves their car around noon.
 


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I’m old enough to remember a time where a locked gas cap was needed.. thanks president Carter. Most humans suck. The real question is what should be the response?
 
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But to be fair, it was the late 70s during the Carter administration that gas went above $1 a gallon. Pumps had to shift to liters or quarts because they weren't designed for more than $1 a gallon. I got a locking gas cap when siphoning was happening because of prices.
To be fair the average price of gas in the US did not go over $1 a gallon until 1980. If you have different stats please post them. Thai is what I found. https://www.titlemax.com/discovery-center/planes-trains-and-automobiles/average-gas-prices-through-history/#:~:text=Gas Prices in the U.S. Throughout History ,of Ukraine begins. 70 more rows
 

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Facts are optional when it comes to political opinions.
True, that's why I take practically nothing at face value without researching it on my own. I even double check fact checking sites. It's discouraging that it has come to this.
 

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To be fair the average price of gas in the US did not go over $1 a gallon until 1980. If you have different stats please post them. Thai is what I found. https://www.titlemax.com/discovery-center/planes-trains-and-automobiles/average-gas-prices-through-history/#:~:text=Gas Prices in the U.S. Throughout History ,of Ukraine begins. 70 more rows
Well, that’s about as late into the 70’s you can get. ;) I just remember where I was living when they went to $1 and we moved in 1980. I’m not defending or bashing Carter here, I’m just saying that there was more than the gas crisis in the earlier part of the 70’s and I remember getting a locking gas cap because siphoning gas was a real thing going on then.
 

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Remember the early 70's also had the OPEC oil embargo. It meant you could buy gas only on certain days and never on Sunday. The used car markets were flooded with old gas guzzlers. It saw the Japanese flooding the new car markets with their more efficient small cars. Something which lead Ford to introduce the Pinto and Chevy the Vega.
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