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Pay Someone to Go Charge My Car

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by paladintodd, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. paladintodd

    paladintodd Member

    May 30, 2017
    Evergreen, CO
    Has anyone ever paid someone to take their car, go charge it, and then bring it back? How'd you go about it?

    Here's the situation:

    There's a place where we occasionally stop on road trips to charge. There's a good restaurant in this town, but it's not close to the charger. I can go to the charger, plug in, uber over to the restaurant, eat, uber back - but that has problems. The uber costs is not insignificant, if the charging finishes before my dinner than I'm hogging the charger and maybe getting idle fees.

    The ideal solution, which my wife thinks is crazy, would be to meet someone at the restaurant, they go charge the car while I eat, and bring it back when it's ready. Voila. Probably cheaper to pay someone for an hour to do that than the 2 ubers, I don't have to wait around for the uber, and I'm not blocking the charger.

    I considered taskrabbit, but they don't have this in the destination city.
  2. ewoodrick

    ewoodrick Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2018
    Buford, GA
    I doubt if you will find a solution. Getting a random person that can drive and know how to plug it in is a stretch.
    And idle fees could be more expensive than the Uber.
    Take out?
  3. 21miDay

    21miDay Member

    May 26, 2014
    I have been thinking that a valet service for charging stations would be useful. This is similar. It might work out if the restaurant had valet service to have them plug it in for you.
  4. Bishop

    Bishop Member

    Mar 30, 2016

    I remember way back when there was a guy here that wanted to order 10 of them to do something similar i wonder if he ever did it

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