CleanTechnica is the #1 cleantech-focused
news & analysis site
 in the world. Subscribe today!


Cars Sneak Into An EV Spot In Washington, Get A $124 Fine

Published on April 18th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

1

Sneak Into An EV Spot In Washington, Get A $124 Fine

April 18th, 2013 by  

EV parking etiquette is apparently a very complicated and controversial matter. But one thing is clear. A gasmobile should not be parking its behind in an EV’s spot.

Energy Department launches Workplace Charging Challenge for electric vehicles

Image Credit: Oregon DOT

To crack down on less than polite drivers, or at least deter them from doing something stupid, the Washington State legislature has just passed legislation that warrants slapping a $124 fine on anyone driving a vehicle that can’t plug into an electric socket but then proceeds to park in a plug-in vehicle’s special parking spot. (I know, $124 is somewhat of an odd amount for a fine, isn’t it? I guess we just have to remember that this is Washington.)

The bill was passed 7-1 (what was the EV hater’s argument against it?), but it won’t be confirmed until Governor Jay Inslee signs it into law — which he’s sure to do.

For related stories, see:

  1. New California Law Allows EVs To Be Towed For Not Charging
  2. EV Charging Etiquette

 
 
Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech newsletter, or keep an eye on sector-specific news by getting our (also free) solar energy newsletter, electric vehicle newsletter, or wind energy newsletter.
 
Own or lease an electric car? Complete out EV Owner/Lessee Survey.
 

 




The solar estimate solar calculator shows how much solar panels cost per kw, solar system prices, solar rebates and incentives and the best rated solar companies in each county

Tags: , , , , , ,


About the Author

is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species), one letter at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. Otherwise, he's probably enthusiastically fulfilling his duties as the director/editor of Solar Love, EV Obsession, Planetsave, or Bikocity; or as president of Important Media. Zach is recognized globally as a solar energy, electric car, and wind energy expert. If you would like him to speak at a related conference or event, connect with him via social media: ZacharyShahan.com.



  • arne-nl

    Thanks for the vid, very funny.

Back to Top ↑

Shares