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Ticketed for parking Roadster in alternative-fuel area

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by cinergi, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. cinergi

    cinergi Active Member

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    Not sure what forum this fits in but here goes ...
    I parked at Logan in the alternative-fuel area.. got a ticket ... I appealed it and won but the letter said I might not win in the future because I need a sticker that clearly marks the car as electric because the staff can't tell what is and isn't electric. Um, OK. Is there a standard? I dunno. I call Tesla -- not aware of anything federal or state (massachusetts). I call Mass Port (resposible for parking @ Logan airport) and they have no idea either. "Uh, so what do I do?" "Keep appealing it I guess"
    Ugh.
    Maybe I'll print my own professional-looking sticker. Or maybe I'll just put a post-in note on the car.
     
  2. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    ignorance and bureaucracy
     
  3. Lloyd

    Lloyd Active Member

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    If they don't know enough to know which cars are electric, they should not be allowed to be writing tickets. They should fire the one who wrote the ticket for being unable to do the job properly.
     
  4. Discoducky

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    Does the car have a tailpipe? No, then it's most likely an EV. It's not rocket science, but made by those who associate with them :wink:
     
  5. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    I have a cool "ELECTRIC" sticker on my back window. Great conversion starter and you would never see it if not looking for some identification,
     
  6. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29

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    In California there is a special sticker you have to get, IIRC it cost $2, that says you're allowed to use electric chargers! Without it, you're not...
     
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    I believe those stickers are now worthless and no longer needed. AFAIK, recent law is that to park in an EV spot you need to be connected to the charger.
     
  8. cinergi

    cinergi Active Member

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    These spots had no chargers. Was for AF vehicles. There were spots with chargers but I didn't park there cuz I didn't need a charge and didn't want to tie one up for a week ...
     
  9. smorgasbord

    smorgasbord Active Member

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    Sorry, I should have been more clear. I was responding to ggr, who, like me, is based in California.

    I have no idea what the situation in Boston is, except that I've seen EV charging spots near Govt Center and saw a Volt charging once.
     
  10. dmckinstry

    dmckinstry Model S - U.S. P - #1649

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    Just tell them to stick the ticket in your exhaust pipe.
     
  11. dhrivnak

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    Two possible options like a vanity plate that says 0 GAS or something similar. Or a vinyl sticker. I may get one that saya Plug & Play with an electric car symbol. They stick on and peel off with ease.
     
  12. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    @cinergi: please post your solution when you get to one. I have a personal interest in the answer!
     
  13. jordanthompson

    jordanthompson 2010 2.0 Sport, VIN 0683

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    Maybe this is an obvious question, but was it plugged in?
     
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    Exactly this point... Put sticker in the window... "NOTE: To the uneducated and/or lame parking attendant enforcement agents - this car *is* EV, no tailpipe, and lift fuel filler door for confirmation. :tongue:"
     
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    Cinergi responded there were no chargers in the spots and he didn't park where chargers were because he didn't want to take them up for a week.

    -Shark2k
     
  17. cinergi

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    It's a little disheartening to see that they dont expect more than 10,000 in the state. (assuming they are using only numbers and not letters)
     
  19. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    It's so that when they get over 10,000 they can make everyone get a new sticker.
     
  20. cinergi

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    Ticketed again. Even with an 8 1/2 X 11 sign indicating the car is electric. I feel like going and parking every day and contesting every ticket until they get pissed off enough to fix their @#$! :cursing: I need to find someone @ massport I can talk to ... sigh
     

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