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Old 02-03-2017, 01:41 AM
 
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Turns out there were lot of abusers and scumbags at work's charging station powered by chargepoint. I found this also happens at public charging stations too (at least experienced few times) Those unscrupulous degenerates will unplug other's charger or park their vehicle without charging. With waitlist implemented, people will take turn but there are scumbags frequently park their car blocking the charging station. had it enough and removed the license's plate of some scumbags and threw it away. Turns out guy calls HR reporting the loss of license plate but never worrying about his violation.

HR or administration will not do much to punish the scumbags that is how i took the matter at hand. IMO, the parking at charging station without charging thus blocking should earn equal punishment of hundred of dollars as one would do at disabled parking or pregnant parking.

It is about time sanctions are placed.
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Old 02-03-2017, 07:46 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Another good reason to avoid an EV. As more people buy them the shortage of charging stations becomes worse. We are in the process of installing the first few in our parking garage, which could help some people with longer commutes, but I expect the same problem with over 500 parking spaces and only 3-4 places to charge. One option we looked at requires a credit card to charge, and a small fee is deducted. When charged your mobile device gets a text, and after 5 minutes it will charge you overtime charges per minute. We would set the amount.
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Old 02-05-2017, 02:33 AM
 
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I have moved several cities in United States and Whenever there are large numbers of Indian and Chinese population it seems prevalent attitude. It is not limited to just charging, they live trash when finish eating, leave coffee cups on the staircase, leave McDonald's bag oh the balcony and speed at parking lot almost running over the pedestrians. It is not racist post because 1. I myself asian (fortunately not above mentioned though) 2. it is about etiquette not skin color.
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Old 02-08-2017, 05:51 PM
 
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I've heard a lot of horror stories about overcrowded areas, but have yet to experience it myself. My local mall has 24 complimentary charging stations, 16 of which are located next to the valet desk. During busy periods, the valets hold your keys to make sure they can move your car once its charged to make room for others. I can't imagine spending hours at a mall, but they thought ahead to prevent the problems you describe.

The garage at my wife's office building is managed my two different companies. Her side has 7 free Blink chargers and 1 paid charger ($.49/kWh); the other side has ChargePoint stations at $2/hr for the first 4 hours, $10/hr each our after). No one uses the ChargePoint side, and about 14 drivers use the Blink side each day without issue. It seems that most EV drivers at the garage only need about 1.5hrs of charging and move their cars before the lunch hour. My wife needs about 2.5hrs of charging each day and had no issue starting her charging session after lunch.

It seems like you all might need to get a little organized and figure out how to share the resource.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:45 AM
 
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I wish we had charging stations to abuse.
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Old 02-24-2017, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Why would I buy a $65,000 Tesla that needs a special charging station at both ends of the trip when about the same money will buy a new Grand Sport Corvette that can be charged at any high quality gas station. Not to mention that the 'Vette is a bit higher performance and goes 450 miles on a tankful of fuel.
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Old 02-24-2017, 04:34 PM
 
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@Gregw, because some folks invest with clean air in mind . Rarely have I gotten behind an e-charge car and smelt fumes .
My car gets from a to b..Same as yours for less
Ev stations are on trial basis in select areas... With our east coast arrogant drivers...I don't see the stations lasting... Most here shoot first so no questions are asked later.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:11 PM
 
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Why would I buy a $65,000 Tesla that needs a special charging station at both ends of the trip when about the same money will buy a new Grand Sport Corvette that can be charged at any high quality gas station. Not to mention that the 'Vette is a bit higher performance and goes 450 miles on a tankful of fuel.
I'm not sure I'd want either in the New England area. I'm spoiled here in coastal southern California where it's rare to have overnight temps below 40 or daytime temps above 90. It's perfect climate for an EV, diesel, or just about any other mass produced motor. That's why we have an old TDI, a gas/electric hybrid CUV, and a BEV "appliance." It fits our needs, saves us money, and is generally cleaner for the environment.

I'm not knocking NH, I love visiting. I'm just not sure I'd want to own a BEV or diesel there.
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Old 02-28-2017, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I have owned a GM Diesel powered pick up here in NH. After it stopped at 90,000 miles I replaced it with a junkyard Olds Gas engine. Kept the old truck for several decades.


I was joking but I do own a 2005 Corvette C-5 and it is way more fun than any other car I have ever driven. I live mostly as a "greenie" but I am too damn old to sacrifice enjoyment for a meaningless contribution to 'clean air'. FWIW - We heat our house with electricity derived from Canadian Hydropower and Seabrook Nuclear power. No combustion required.
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Old 02-28-2017, 06:36 AM
 
Location: DC
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Why would I buy a $65,000 Tesla that needs a special charging station at both ends of the trip when about the same money will buy a new Grand Sport Corvette that can be charged at any high quality gas station. Not to mention that the 'Vette is a bit higher performance and goes 450 miles on a tankful of fuel.
Because the Tesla will blow the doors off a vette in standing stop acceleration?
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