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Have you been ICEd?

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by jordanthompson, Aug 9, 2012.

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  1. jordanthompson

    jordanthompson 2010 2.0 Sport, VIN 0683

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    Looks like EV owners in Santa Monica need to carry a bar of soap or crayons to leave messages on these ICE cars parking in spots.
    Soap and crayons do not damage windows but are inconvient and time consuming to remove.
     
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    What would you write?
     
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    #4 Lloyd, Aug 9, 2012
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    Does it have to be Clean?


    1. I park like an ass
    2. I can't park so look out when I back up
    3. The fine for parking like this is higher than my IQ
    4. Ticket me PLEASE ! I'm parked illegally
    5. Attention POLICE, I'm not an EV
    6. HELP POLICE This car needs a ticket
     
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    As few letter as possible.

    "ASS PARK" is a good start.

    "ICED" would be cryptic until the word gets out.

    NO PLUG

    $$ PARK FINE
     
  6. Bradleybang

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    A nice

    EV PARKING ONLY!

    that way they will get a nice long read as they are attmpting to remove from windows
     
  7. Timothy

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    Plug In America has notices for those who ICE a spot. Hard to find on their site (someone sent me a copy). I had a bunch printed up and put them under windshield wipers on cars inappropriately parked. Santa Barbara now has an ordinance to protect the spots so I plan to call the cops to put on a ticket in the future. I think that once tickets are given the word will get out and ICEing will decrease.

    DON’T GET TOWED
    Dear Driver:
    On January 1, 2012, a new law (AB 475 Butler) went into
    effect which states: “Electric vehicles (EVs) must now be
    plugged in for refueling when occupying an EV designated
    parking space, otherwise they may be towed. In addition,
    the law prohibits a person from obstructing, blocking, or
    otherwise barring access to an EV-designated parking space.”
    http://www.chp.ca.gov/pdf/media/11-40.pdf
    This is a friendly note to make you aware of this new law.
    Thank you,
    Plug In America is working hard to expand EV charging including
    a better use of shared infrastructure.
     
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    Timothy Driving on Sunshine

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    I went to a tailgate type picnic at Stanford for the team before the season started and went to park by the 'Shirt Shack' or whatever it is called there. There are two EV charging slots. In one was an ICE car -- with driver--so I asked her to move so I could charge. She did. I charged. In the other slot was an electric golf cart with a label on it as belonging to the food supply on campus, or something like that. It was just parked there--not charging. And the slots were clearly labeled as the to the need to be charging to park there.

    I went to the picnic and as I started to think about it, and being bored, I decided to call the University to report the parking violation. I got shuffled around a lot and reported the situation and forgot about it assuming that Zero would be done. My wife was really pissed that I was being such a troublemaker. (I don't see why, that is my norm.)

    Anyhow, when we went to leave, there were a couple police dealing with the golf cart which I was parked next to. I asked them 'Whazup?' I learned that the cart had been stolen three weeks before and it must have been abandoned there and no one bothered to report it and my reporting it had led to its recovery.

    So now, instead of being regarded as a PITA (well, at least this time) I am a hero recovering a stolen golf cart!

    And that is why we need to leave notes and to report violations of EV parking spaces!
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    So with this erudite post, I have now broken the 100 mark on Tesla Motors Club! Don't worry TEG, you are in little danger of being surpassed!
     
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    PITA's unite!
     
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    I am envisioning some joy riders running low on battery so they stop at a spot marked charging station, but find that the golf cart doesn't have J1772, so they give up and walk away...
     
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    Solution to Blocked SC Syndrome:

    The Nanny Car. By default every SC spot is occupied by a local 'beater' car. You go into the designated Nanny Store nearby and get the key to move it out of your charging spot. You move it back when you are done and return the key to the store. Who would not be willing to do this in order to get a free SC charge? Nanny Cars would ideally be electric conversions: low voltage DC jobbies with a few golf cart batteries, Or even retired golf carts. When the store closes the NCs are moved to other spots. The store will like this scheme as it brings more foot traffic into their store. Also a + to have local supervision of SCs.
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    But if you do this, you are training people that it's OK for ICEs to park in those spots. But maybe you can pick up some cheap ex-lease Leafs for the job...
     
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    Use orange cones. Simple, effective.
     
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    Agreed. I think this would work well and is only a minor inconvenience.
     
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    > OK for ICEs to park [ggr]

    Unlike seatholders at the Grammys these beaters would be well marked explaining process & store location. And of course this is for those real trouble spots. But it would be 100% effective against 'denial of service' attacks.


    > Use orange cones. [Doug_G]

    As long as they were filled with concrete (or depleted Uranium).
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    $124 fine in Washington State starting 7/28!!!

    SB 5849 - 2013-14


    Spots must be marked in accordance with the new law:

    1. Proper signage
    2. Green strips on the spot
     
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    Don't the magic and practical joke stores sell fake "parking tickets"? That might get a few people to stop doing it
     
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    I was ICE'd just yesterday by a Ford F150 in Woodinville, WA. It pissed me off.
     

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