Ford’s EV Etiquette rules make for kinder, gentler plug-in drivers
Don't Bogart your buddy's electricity without offering to buy it.
That's just one of the "rules" Ford is dispensing as part of a primer on etiquette for recharging electric-drive vehicles.
The automaker has created a list of manners for recharging as well as a placard EV drivers can put on their vehicles to let other know when they think they'll be done recharging at public recharging stations. Ford was also kind enough to create a three-minute video, which can be seen below.
Some of the rules are obvious, such as an admonition not to take a parking spot by a charging station if your vehicle doesn't plug in (EV drivers know this as being ICE'd). Additionally, according to Ford, pure battery electrics should get preference over plug-in hybrids, which alone could start a few glaring contests. Ford would also like you to consider finding a way to place the charging cord so that folks don't trip over them. Unless you think that's funny.*
Earlier this year, Ford started selling its first production EV, the Ford Focus Electric. Through September, Ford had sold 169 of them.
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