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Will Parking Problems Slow the Rise of Electric Vehicles?

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Re: First electric outlets, then parking???
tekochip   1/14/2014 2:58:42 PM
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For a while airports were bolting their outlets shut to keep cell phone owners from stealing a few Joules, but I noticed that O'Hare now leaves them open again.

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First electric outlets, then parking???
GTOlover   1/14/2014 9:00:31 AM
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What will happen is that people will start plugging in their EV's when ever they see an outlet. Similar to what you see in an airport when everyone is trying to charge their phone, tablet, or laptop. Of course, this leads to an issue of who pays for the 'free' electricity:

http://www.geek.com/news/man-plugs-in-electric-car-and-is-arrested-for-theft-1578841/

Road rage will not be an issue in the future, parking rage will become a news item we will start hearing about. Seems I recall hearing that in the big downtown metro areas, parking spots are sold for a premimum (I maybe thinking of Europe?). Imagine if you bought a parking spot and found someone in it. I think sparks may fly (pun intended).

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