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'Charge Rage' electric car owners get angry after having vehicles unplugged
Telegraph ^ | 1/23/14 | David Millward

Posted on 01/24/2014 2:41:12 PM PST by Libloather

The growing popularity of environmentally friendly motoring in America has led to a new phenomenon, “charge rage”, as the owners of electric cars compete for places to plug in their cars.

While the owners of electric cars may care about climate change, they appear to be less solicitous of their fellow ecologically-motivated motorists.

Angry notes have been left on windscreens and drivers have returned to their cars to find that they have been unplugged.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chargerage; chargingstations; electric; electriccars; electricity; electricvehicles; rage; unplugged; vehicles
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According to the latest figures there are 170,000 electric cars in the USA. However there is only one charging point for every six vehicles.

There could be trouble.

1 posted on 01/24/2014 2:41:12 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

At least the electric car owners are all libs and won’t own guns.


2 posted on 01/24/2014 2:43:31 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Libloather

>>Angry notes have been left on windscreens and drivers have returned to their cars to find that they have been unplugged.

Do they write the notes with a faggoty lisp?

When two electric car owners meet with charge rage, what do they do to settle it? Do they have a dance-off (with show tunes, of course)?


3 posted on 01/24/2014 2:44:03 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Libloather

Clearly the rest of us will have to pay for more charging stations. (and the electricity to go with them)


4 posted on 01/24/2014 2:44:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Libloather
EV'ers: Don't leave home without it!


5 posted on 01/24/2014 2:44:51 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Disambiguator

I hope they don’t resort to name calling and slapping.


6 posted on 01/24/2014 2:45:35 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Bryanw92

The Electric Slide comes to mind.


7 posted on 01/24/2014 2:46:13 PM PST by Johnny_cash (10 out of 10 idiots voted for 0Bama!)
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To: Libloather

Charge Rage.

Heh, heh, heh. Lovin’ it.

Payback to those enviro-weenies who used to key up Hummers is sure a MObama, huh?

What makes them think they can buy a $250,000 Chevy Volt for some $34,000 and think us taxpayers are happy to take that loss?


8 posted on 01/24/2014 2:46:57 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Libloather

My buddy’s daughter has a Tesla (an awesome but overpriced rig IMHO).
She get’s “free” juice at her employer.
But another guy bought a Volt and they have to share, LOL.


9 posted on 01/24/2014 2:46:59 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: bigbob
They should carry a gas-powered generator for emergencies.
Oh wait, never mind.
10 posted on 01/24/2014 2:48:24 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Johnny_cash

>>The Electric Slide comes to mind.

That implies country music. Here in redneck territory, the only acceptable electric vehicle is a golf cart.


11 posted on 01/24/2014 2:48:50 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Libloather

Nothing is more dangerous than an unhinged liberal....


12 posted on 01/24/2014 2:50:51 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Libloather

Easy solution.

http://www.homedepot.com/b/Outdoors-Outdoor-Power-Equipment-Generators-Portable-Generators/N-5yc1vZbx9nZ1z0z72o


13 posted on 01/24/2014 2:52:45 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Libloather

14 posted on 01/24/2014 2:52:58 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Libloather

Lib solution:
build more charging stations.

Normal person solution: get a gasoline car.


15 posted on 01/24/2014 2:58:04 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Libloather

Be kind of nice having that little four-cylinder internal combustion engine up running to charge up the batteries on the drive to and from work....

And just maybe, that little engine might make the day by crippling back to a place where real rescue work can be done.

A thorium-fired sealed recirculating steam power unit to drive the on-board generator, using some fluid medium (even air) to actually provide the motive power.

For electric vehicles to ever work with a high degree of efficiency and reliability, some on-board generation system has to be in place. Batteries are NOT a primary power source, they are just a rather inefficient form of energy storage. Maybe some kind of super-conductor capacitor with a way of modulating the discharge?

Dilithium crystals, that’s the ticket.


16 posted on 01/24/2014 2:59:06 PM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: Libloather

Kind of like siphoning gas from a conventional car.

O wait...conventional car drivers actually PAY for their own fuel.


17 posted on 01/24/2014 2:59:16 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
"I hope they don’t resort to name calling and slapping."

If I were in charge all such disputes would have to be settled thusly: Fish Slapping Dance

18 posted on 01/24/2014 3:02:56 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Libloather

Thank you for posting this and thanks to all the posters on this thread! I needed a good laugh today and that’s what I got here.

Thank you all!


19 posted on 01/24/2014 3:03:22 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Libloather

Even the write up was whimpy. Slap fight indeed!


20 posted on 01/24/2014 3:05:18 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: PAR35
Easier still solution:


21 posted on 01/24/2014 3:09:38 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: GraceG

There is such a thing as a hinged leftist?


22 posted on 01/24/2014 3:11:35 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GraceG
Nothing is more dangerous than an unhinged unplugged liberal....
23 posted on 01/24/2014 3:12:26 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Libloather

What a shocking development. This revelation is positively electrifying...

(yeah... I know... but it’s Friday...)


24 posted on 01/24/2014 3:18:30 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Alex Murphy; GraceG; Libloather

Yeah, when one Lib unplugs the other lib’s Prius, goes into a fit of rage he might be “charged” with...

Ready....

assault and “battery”...

(I’m cracking myself up over here...)


25 posted on 01/24/2014 3:20:34 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

ReVOLTing.


26 posted on 01/24/2014 3:23:07 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Libloather

.... Hmmmmm ..... time to invent a lockable plug. (Oh .... BTW .... My idea ..... we can split the royalties when it hits the market)


27 posted on 01/24/2014 3:24:29 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

Dude...

Ya done me PROUD with that “energizing” response!!!

LOL!


28 posted on 01/24/2014 3:26:40 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale
Yeah, when one Lib unplugs the other lib’s Prius, goes into a fit of rage he might be “charged” with...

Ready....

assault and “battery”...

(I’m cracking myself up over here...)

From the article:

Another added: −”I'd pay to see two EV owners fight over a charge spot. I don't think any fists would be involved ... it would be either a slap attack or purses being swung."

Maybe we could get cable TV to put it on PPV ...

29 posted on 01/24/2014 3:28:51 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: NFHale
Ya done me PROUD with that “energizing” response!!!

That cuz he's AMPed Up !!!

30 posted on 01/24/2014 3:32:45 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Lmo56

“...Maybe we could get cable TV to put it on PPV ...”

They’d hold it in - ready - Edisonville, NJ - and it would be sponsored by Westinghouse... with soundtrack provided by the Electric Light Orchestra...


31 posted on 01/24/2014 3:33:25 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

I guess if one gets AMPed up enough to get into a slap fest, they should be charged...


32 posted on 01/24/2014 3:33:31 PM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Lmo56

Aww geez...less than a minute...


33 posted on 01/24/2014 3:34:34 PM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Libloather

With our cost of living rising while our income remains stagnant, we try to cut corners everywhere. This includes unplugging things not in use. Since I’m paying for these stations, I should get to unplug them. I can always say that I’m doing it for the environment if the pitch a fit.


34 posted on 01/24/2014 3:37:11 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: alloysteel

This is happening because liberals are taught from birth that you can get something for nothing.


35 posted on 01/24/2014 3:40:12 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: SZonian; Lmo56

Ah, “watts” the difference? They’re just trying to keep “current”...

Err.. yeah...


36 posted on 01/24/2014 3:41:01 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Libloather

That’s funny.


37 posted on 01/24/2014 3:43:11 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: NFHale

This story sure is generating a lot of laughs and lighting up the FR circuits.


38 posted on 01/24/2014 3:45:48 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Repeat Offender

Yer KILLIN’ me!!! HAHA!


39 posted on 01/24/2014 3:48:45 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: VerySadAmerican; alloysteel; Repeat Offender; Lmo56; SZonian; Libloather

“...liberals are taught from birth that...”

Umm... you MIGHT say that they’re just...

Wait for it...

“wired” that way...


40 posted on 01/24/2014 3:51:15 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

I bow to your greatness...


41 posted on 01/24/2014 3:52:59 PM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SZonian

An “Ohmmage” you might say.... “Resistance” is futile...

(And this, note, is WITHOUT bourbon, yet...)


42 posted on 01/24/2014 4:04:22 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale; VerySadAmerican; alloysteel; Repeat Offender; Lmo56; SZonian; Libloather

Man, you’re just using all the buzz words. More power to ya. ;)


43 posted on 01/24/2014 4:04:33 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: NFHale

My previous admittance has failed to conduct the proper signal...my circuits are about to blow...they’re overloading...my capacitance for further puns has reached the brownout stage...


44 posted on 01/24/2014 4:11:00 PM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Repeat Offender; VerySadAmerican; alloysteel; Lmo56; SZonian; Libloather

“...More power to ya. ;)...”

And I’m not even “juiced” yet...


45 posted on 01/24/2014 4:11:06 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Repeat Offender; NFHale; VerySadAmerican; alloysteel; Lmo56; Libloather

http://www.youngco.com/young2.asp?ID=4&Type=3


46 posted on 01/24/2014 4:12:17 PM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: R_Kangel

That’s funny because last weekend I saw an electric vehicle plugged in at the mall and was wondering why someone doesn’t steal the inverter unit that connects the car to the outlet. It looked like a fairly expensive unit and I’m sure some unscrupulous cretin could sell it on Craig’s List for enough money to get their drug(s) of choice. And it definitely looked like it belonged with the car, not the charging station. Your idea for a locking system could be a big winner.


47 posted on 01/24/2014 4:12:18 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: SZonian

Then I’ll see you in the month of....

here it comes...

Joule-ly...

(yeah... I know... they can’t ALL be electrifying...)


48 posted on 01/24/2014 4:12:54 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The local dealer is advertising ‘13 volts for $30 k


49 posted on 01/24/2014 4:13:20 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Libloather
it should be based on how close you are, your level of power, basically your level of need

Ah, the eternal liberal rallying cry. Need!

50 posted on 01/24/2014 4:13:45 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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