cwerdna wrote:The Leaf guy might've been confused about your indicators and thought you were done.
On the Leaf, the 3 blue lights are a progress indicator (indicating roughly thirds of fullness) and one of them blinks while charging, as it's building up. When done, all 3 blue lights stay on for 5 minutes then go out.
That blink vs. steady state is the opposite of GM cars where solid green == charging and flashing green == done. I've talked to numerous Volt drivers who get that confused about Leafs.
I've printed out a sign that I put up on my windshield at busy at the sometimes busy 8 free public J1772 stations indicating how to tell a Leaf is done charging, vs. a GM car vs. a Ford. Those are the common ones there.
I've seen some Volt owners put up a sign w/an arrow pointing to their green light and giving the two definitions or merely that it's ok it unplug them once the green light flashes.
But yes, it's rude to unplug someone, esp. a pure BEV if they aren't done. And, either the other guy was a-hole or he was confused.
sv650john wrote:The hangers seem like a good idea.
If you're cheap like me - I keep a regular notebook and a sharpie in the car.
When I plug in somewhere, I usually write down the estimated time when it's ok to unplug, along with my name & number... and I put the notebook on the dash covering the green light.
I haven't had any problems with people unplugging me so far.
I also happen live in an apartment and park on the street. Certainly not the most convenient for charging, I charge with DCFC almost exclusively - it costs about the same vs. charging at home, and the convenience of being done in 20 mins is worth it.
I just wish there were more than 2 DCFC stations near me.
This is what I pay:
SDGE off peak - $0.18/kw
SDGE peak - $0.27/kw
EVgo fast charger - $0.20/kw average, plus $15/month.
I like it !
EDIT: But I'll wait for V2. The fine print might not get read. The bold print needs to explain the light.
Too bad when the SAE members got together they couldn't have agreed to a standard for the Green Light thingy.
So, as said, maybe they're not jerks, (maybe they are)....
I never charge at a busy public L2's. There are way too many DCFC in my area to mess with that old fashioned method...
EDIT: When V2 is released I'll print and laminate one of these! Only with a different phone number, of course. I'll call you later!! We can talk about your folding Ebike.
stevon wrote:Have been charging at Chevy dealer until Friday! they got a new shipment of VOLTs and unplugged my car after 20 minutes! Makes sense, it's theirs. It's OK for now I'm able to charge at work @120volt so it's not too bad. Wishing we had EVSE stations at work, and it would be great if it were possible. But being available could cause other issues as well
( taken by others all day). Without that option you have to ask yourself a question, "does this car make sense for Me?"