Making Fun of EV Owners: ICE-ing Trend?

ICE-ing is the act of taking fuel-powered trucks and parking them in such a way as to stop EVs from reaching the cables of a charging station. The preferred targets of the people doing this seem to be Tesla charging stations. This practice has been noticed by authorities in some U.S. states and cities, with a few of them even passing legislation trying to stop the practice: Washington DC, Seattle, Baltimore, Raleigh, North Carolina and Knoxville, Tennessee.

https://driving.ca/tesla/auto-news/news/ice-ing-trend-sees-trucks-block-tesla-charging-stations

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5 hours ago, Brian W said:

ICE-ing is the act of taking fuel-powered trucks and parking them in such a way as to stop EVs from reaching the cables of a charging station. 

Time to fit the wheels of these offenders with a huge orange "locking boot."  Should take the fun out of this stunt.  Cheers,

 

 

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Why are they doing it though ?

Who is doing it ?

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6 hours ago, Illurion said:

Why are they doing it though ?

Who is doing it ?

Mainly as a joke, I'd surmise.  "Because nobody can stop me, yet."  But, more realistically, I'd say this is not happening much, if at all.  It seems to me that the charging slots in parking lots would be clearly marked for EVs only and the owners can enforce that with towing and/or fines.

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These would also block parking places for handicapped people .

 

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During this period, the years of the Industrial Revolution, the word sabotage gained currency. Allegedly derived from sabot, sabotage described the actions of disgruntled workers who willfully damaged workplace machinery by throwing their sabots into the works.

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See also : Maschinenstürmer , Swing Riots : https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swing_Riots

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On 12/28/2018 at 10:12 PM, Illurion said:

Why are they doing it though ?

Who is doing it ?

Could be people irritated that EVs get the use of roads w/o paying their share of road taxes.  Could also be irritation at the government's unfair subsidies for EVs. 

I don't agree with the practice, but I'm also irritated that EV owners use expensive vehicles and public infrastructure on my dime. 

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3 hours ago, mthebold said:

Could be people irritated that EVs get the use of roads w/o paying their share of road taxes.  Could also be irritation at the government's unfair subsidies for EVs. 

I don't agree with the practice, but I'm also irritated that EV owners use expensive vehicles and public infrastructure on my dime. 

Frankly i hadn't given much thought to other peoples subsidies being on my dime until you mentioned it above.

I would like an EV,  but only if it is cheap,  and bigger tesla sized.

ps:   and i want the illegal aliens to pay for it,  since i have had to pay for them.

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