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ICEing vs sock blocking

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by richkae, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    We call when a charging spot is blocked by a gas car ICEing.
    We don't have a good term for an EV blocking the spot and not using the charge point.
    We don't have a good term for an EV underutilizing the charge point.

    I propose that we call all of these: "socket blocking" or "sock blocking" for short. I was "sock blocked" the other day.


    Vote. Thumbs up if you don't want to use the term but appreciate childish humor from someone old enough to know better.
     
  2. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    plug hugger

    wire liar

    station frustration

    power soured
     
  3. deonb

    deonb Active Member

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    PHEV'd (peeved)
     
  4. MikeC

    MikeC Active Member

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    I got sock blocked by 2 Volts in Vegas!
     
  5. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    EVicted
    EVjected
    dEVoured
    rEVoked
    thiEVed
    dEVilled
    griEVed
    rEVolted (probably good for a Volt lol)
    sEVered

    personally, I like

    EVicted - when another EV somehow forcibly kicks you out of your spot.
    rEVolted - when a Volt is blocking the charger.

    I like some of the others I've mentioned, but not sure which ones are best for EV blocking and not using and EV underutilizing.
     
  6. Mnlevin

    Mnlevin Member

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    No disrespect to the VOLT, I like the car and the concept. But if I owned one, I dont think I would even bother to charge it on the road. Once you go past the 30-40 miles just let the generator do the job. May even be cheaper than Charge Point.
     
  7. J in MN

    J in MN S60 P12635

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    It is cheaper, unless the ChargePoint is free.
     

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