Submitted by shank15217 on Wed, 2016-11-16 09:09
I usually park my car in a DC parking lot with a lot of EV charging station however the lot fills up pretty quickly by 10AM. Yesterday I had the misfortune to park my "ICE" vehicle (HONDA ACCORD HYBRID 2015) in a EV spot due to a full lot. Now the spot has a marker with a leaf with a plug coming out it's a** that I assume means EV parking. I get to my car and notice a note that says please don't park on an EV spot and a separate note that says "I've been ICEed: with definition". So here's the deal you arrogant pricks (you know who you are), why do you have a car with a range of over 200 miles if you don't charge your car at home? Having a charging spot in a busy parking lot is a luxury, not a right. I pay $3300 a year for monthly parking and I expect a hassle free parking experience. I am pretty sure it's a Tesla owner because that spot is usually filled with a Tesla vehicle. This type of behavior makes Tesla owners as a whole look elitist and will hurt EV roll-out as a whole. There is enough going against EV in Virginia and many other backward states don't make it worse.
PS: I just brought a Model S 60D with version 2.0 autopilot hardware (January 2017 delivery) but I'm not an arrogant prick so I won't get angry at other drivers for taking up a parking spot.