25 June 2012
You knew it was bound to happen. Todd Woody has a great piece in Forbes this month about how his parking-structure charging session was hijacked by another electric vehicle owner.
"Had the (Ford) Focus not texted my iPhone, I would have returned hours later after meeting friends for drinks to find the car virtually uncharged, leaving me stranded with the garage about to close."
Nobody came to blows, thankfully, but the incident highlights not only the need for a better charging infrastructure but also better electronics monitoring (if the offender's claim that Woody's charging session appeared over).
The larger issue remains one of policy, and, if comments to Woody's piece are any indication, we're still debating the fundamentals of electric vehicles. Let the healthy debate continue but let's not come to blows.