Be kind and together we will keep the green ball rolling.
The note taped onto the charge port of the Tesla says "Thank You". And the Tesla's J1772 adapter is in its charge port. So what's going wrong in this photo? Hard to say which EV driver has demonstrated poor charging etiquette, or if both have!
A) Was the Tesla driver being unkind by taking the only charger port available, when he/she didn't really need a charge in his/her large-battery car at 9am while at the gym? And then, the Bolt driver unplugged the Tesla because he/she felt she needed a charge more and had a right to take away charging from a car with a bigger battery, and then leave a pleasant "thank you" note on the Tesla?
B) Did the Tesla driver legitimately need a charge? And then, the Bolt driver unplugged the Tesla because he/she felt she needed a charge more and had a right to take away charging from a surely-snooty Tesla driver, and then leave a sarcastic "thank you" note on the Tesla?
C) Did the Tesla driver need a charge and put the "thank you" note on their own car to indicate that they would like the Bolt driver to plug them in once the Bolt was charged?
C'mon EV Drivers, we are all on the same team! Be kind and together we will keep the green ball rolling.
I think we can all agree that we EVers (hybrid drivers too) should think hard about how we use chargers, so that we help maximize the benefit to us all and encourage the continued growth of EVs.
Sure there will always be people who abuse the system --- take the high road, when you come across them. They are the same people who used to leave their car by the gas pump after filling, while they went inside to have a bio break or to buy a snack. So be happy that they are now driving an EV or a hybrid, and go high when they go low!
A tension reducer...
I've updated my home-grown EV charging display card (below). Just add your phone number and have it printed, folded, and laminated... then leave inside a window... works great! Or contact me, if you would like me to add your phone number for you.