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occupy the electric car charging station without charging (NOT TESLA CHARGERS)

Hey Folks, so what are the law / rules here? Can people just occupy EV charging spots with an EV without charging? Can you occupy the spot with a BMW? or any other non electric car? (Also disabled spots for only non disabled BMWs?

The level of rudeness I have never experienced anywhere else in EU...motorist just park to EV spost (or disabled spot). I don't know what can be done here when it happens. The public charging spots marked with yellow which makes them private. In this case I guess the police will not do anything if I call them. The owner of the EV spot I guess has zero authority plus they are a whatever company wherever, without 24/7 customer service...so wanting to park at the given time again, for me there is zero chance if some idiot parking there.

Looking for some legal advise....not to stab their tires, glue the door, put some heavy sticker... And I don't have ,generally speaking, problems with BMW )
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Old 28.07.2019, 13:11
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Re: occupy the electric car charging station without charging (NOT TESLA CHARGERS)

I’m not understanding your point

Are you looking for somewhere to charge your car and the only spot you can find is blocked? Are you just trying to park your car? Or are you just having a general pop at BMWs?
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Old 28.07.2019, 13:21
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Re: occupy the electric car charging station without charging (NOT TESLA CHARGERS)

It happen now 3rd times in one month that I tried to charge my car and all the spaces were occupied by non electric cars. I would like to know what are my options if I am in the same situations again.... no offense on BMWs
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It happen now 3rd times in one month that I tried to charge my car and all the spaces were occupied by non electric cars. I would like to know what are my options if I am in the same situations again.... no offense on BMWs
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Old 28.07.2019, 14:49
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Re: occupy the electric car charging station without charging (NOT TESLA CHARGERS)

I'm thinking for opposite reasons.. Around here there are EV charging points in the parking garages, virtually never see a car in those spaces..

I was thinking about parking there and just sticking the charging cable into my boot.. :-)

Apart from being rude, is there anything to stop me doing that? Why does a driver of an electric car get a special privileged parking right by exit ??
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I'm thinking for opposite reasons.. Around here there are EV charging points in the parking garages, virtually never see a car in those spaces..

I was thinking about parking there and just sticking the charging cable into my boot.. :-)

Apart from being rude, is there anything to stop me doing that? Why does a driver of an electric car get a special privileged parking right by exit ??
I understand your question and I agree with it...but the get the cable to the last spot at the garage would cost insane amount of money (cable/construction+power/resistance..bla..blabla) That is why near the exit mostly. But those cars run on electricity so those spots are for charging not only parking. The range is limited for e cars so is the charging stations, so people plan to use their cars considering the next charging spots...So you plan and some butthead is just there. In UK e.g. you get fine if you park there and not charging, even if your car is a Tesla.
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