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Who owns this Tesla in California?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Kenji, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Kenji

    Kenji Member

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    It was apparently parked in an EV quickcharge spot without charging leaving a Leaf owner looking for another station.

    6YFE160 in CA License Plate Report

    Teslas have great range, so if you don't need the charge, can we just park normally a walk a little?
     
  2. Larry93428

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    Well, I am sorry to see this. We are expecting courtesy from others.
    Yes, just park properly.
     
  3. ecarfan

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    Definitely not cool.
     
  4. AndyM

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    CA Vehicle Code 22511 does indeed require a car to be connected and charging.
    The picture doesn't include evidence that a sign indicates connected and charging is required, but c'mon folks... a big green and white plug sign should be obvious.
     
  5. SFOTurtle

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    Judging by license plate number, someone who probably took delivery of the car on or about the same day I did in February 2013. And unless this picture was taken 8 months ago, someone who has not paid registration or bothered to put new sticker on the plate -- this person should have put a yellowish orange registration sticker on the car in February earlier this year. Hard to believe someone would have forgotten about this for 8 months. Lucky not to have been cited.
     
  6. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Gray car, but not a gray area.
     
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    I remember, it was years ago, but it's vivid, when I would suddenly see Priuses whiz by doing 80+ mph on I-5 in CA, driving like madmen, and it occured to me, that the Prius had passed into a new phase: it was starting to be driven by non-early adopters. It was becoming a commonly-seen car. Likewise, I've started seeing obnoxious Tesla Model S drivers, running stop signs and the like. I guess it's just inevitable, that eventually enough people start buying a car that statistically, you're gonna start seeing more instances of bad behavior.
     
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    As I've said before, don't assume that someone who buys a Tesla gives a crap about anyone or anything. This person is the same person who will turn around, get ICE'd and scream bloody murder.
     
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    #9 jkliu47, Sep 16, 2014
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    Should have flagged the nearest officer to write him a citation - not for EVing.

    Also had a similar experience on a trip in Rancho Mirage, CA. Was EV'd by the middle white MS while 2 other Tesla's (plus mine on the left) were waiting for a charge at the hotel's only 14-50 plug. The staff tells me that the culprit had parked his Tesla and left it for 2 nights already.

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    How does this person even justify a d*** move like that in his/her own brain? Shameful.
     
  11. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    5yjsa1cg2dfp05006
     
  12. FredTMC

    FredTMC Model S VIN #4925

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    wasn't me, but damn close license plate. Ugh. Not cool
     
  13. Kenji

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    How did you get his/her VIN from the license plate?
     
  14. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    TEG's hobby: hunting for Teslas and logging the plate and VIN combination.
     
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    #15 wycolo, Sep 17, 2014
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    Or, the perp plugged in and could not get it to charge the car for some reason. Maybe it was turned off overnight? So he goes into the store to see if such could be the case, unplugging from MS and replacing it on charger just to be safe when or if they turn it on. While he's in the store someone snaps the photo and assumes the worst case scenario.

    You can't feel for a hot engine or exhaust pipe on a Tesla to estimate how long it has been sitting in a particular spot. Just saying.
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    It appears to be parked in front of a CHAdeMO charger. (Basically used primarily by LEAFs)
     
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    Shoulda left a note on his windshield remarking on the discourtesy, how it gives all Tesla owners a bad name, etc.
     
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    TEG, your sharp eyes have turned this into a prima facie case. The only chademo I've seen so far is a 10 foot monster. So, never mind.
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    #19 TEG, Sep 17, 2014
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    Are you a wizard?

    Also, #5006 should know better.
     

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