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

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