Video Provides Rules of Road for Electric Vehicle Charging

By · January 11, 2013

Thomas Simon, an expert of electric vehicle etiquette, provides a useful guide to the social rules of charging an EV. Using the Ford Focus Electric as a teaching tool, Simon examines some of the most difficult challenges facing plug-in drivers, such as:

  • When, where and how to pull the plug on a parked electric car
  • The appropriate response when an internal combustion car is parked in an EV spot
  • The charging pecking order of a pure electric car versus a plug-in hybrid
  • Accounting techniques to repay family and friends when charging at their house

Comments

· · 1 year ago

This is a re-run from over 1/2 year ago.

New to EVs? Start here

  1. Electric Cars Pros and Cons
    EVs are a great solution for most people. But not everybody.
  2. Seven Things To Know About Buying a Plug-In Car
    A few simple tips before you visit the dealership.
  3. Incentives for Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars
    Take advantage of credits and rebates to reduce EV costs.
  4. Buying Your First Home EV Charger
    You'll want a home charger. Here's how to buy the right one.
  5. The Ultimate Guide to Electric Car Charging Networks
    If you plan to charge in public, you'll want to sign up for charging network membership (or two).
  6. Electric Vehicle Charging for Businesses
    How do you ensure that electric car owners will be happy with every visit to your charging spot?
  7. How to Use the PlugShare EV Charging Station Tool
    Locate EV charging stations and optimize their use with a powerful mobile app.
  8. Quick Charging of Electric Cars
    Add 50 to 60 miles of range in about 20 minutes. Here's how.
  9. The Real Price of EV Public Charging
    Compare the cost of charging on the road to what you pay at home.
  10. Electric Vehicle Charging Etiquette
    Thou shalt charge only when necessary. And other rules to live by.