[Oeva-list] EV iced

Dima Kukushkin dimakukushkin at gmail.com
Thu Apr 6 15:42:51 PDT 2017


Looks like when long trips are considered on Leaf/Thinks - one must have a
20 foot J1772 extender.  When I owned Leaf - I did find myself in such
situations where only parking possible - was right behind EV that's long
done charging.  No standard EVSE has cord that long.

Dmitry

On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 2:15 PM, Karl Boekelheide <Karl at boekelheide.com>
wrote:

> That does seem incredibly rude.
>
> If you wanted to spend some money you could have paid to have one towed
> out far enough for you to get in.  Just leave it in the middle of the
> parking lot.
>
> Usually the level 2 plugs have enough cord to reach a fair ways.  I’m
> surprised you couldn’t get yourself close enough to reach.
>
> On Apr 6, 2017, at 11:41 AM, Morris Green <morrisgreen at comcast.net> wrote:
>
> > If you unplugged one of them would the cord be long enough for you to
> charge while double parked?  That’s what I would do if the cord was long
> enough.  If not, then check for other local chargers that I could use.  And
> get some cards printed up that point out the problem to the EV owners and
> leave one on each car the next time it happens.
> >
> > Morris
> >
> >> On Apr 6, 2017, at 10:29 AM, Mark Powell <terrapin99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> I've had a new experience as more EVs are on the roadway. I was coming
> back from the Coast and stopped at Spirit Mountain since it's the only
> quick charging station for several miles. Four EVs were parked in the three
> spots designated for charging and none of them charging and three were
> plugged in. I went to the gas station and explained my plight. They sent me
> to the casino where the EV owners were likely at. They sent me back to the
> gas station and refused to interrupt their gamblers with an announcement.
> The gas station told me it was an ODOT issue. The manager did come get the
> license plate numbers and confirmed one was an employee of the casino who
> had been parked there all day. She called the casino and they confirmed
> they wouldn't do anything about it. I sat for another 20 minutes and
> contemplated trying to make it to Salem with my 8 year old in the car. I
> ended up going for it and made it to Salem with 7% left on the battery but
> was "that guy" traveling really slow !
> >> over the steep hills. What do you do in this situation? I contemplated
> having them towed but suspected I would have to get the police involved to
> authorize the tow. There are signs saying the spots are reserved for
> charging but no signs from towing companies. What would you do?
> >>
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