Published on January 11th, 2015 | by James Ayre12
Musking — Elon Musk Is Now A Cultural Meme
January 11th, 2015 by James Ayre
Musking? What the hell is that, right? Well, it actually makes a lot of sense — it’s simply blocking in gas-powered cars that have parked in electric vehicle charging stations.
This is a predictable reaction to the relatively common practice of ICEing — which is, to say, the practice and art of parking your gas-guzzler in EV charging spots and pretending to not know better.
The alternate definition is quite a nice one as well though — think that I might actually end up using that one.
Of course, Musking probably isn’t the best solution most of the time — owing to the fact that your car is likely to get smashed. A potentially useful alternate approach that we’ve discussed here before is to leave a polite (or not so polite) note explaining the situation.
Of course, that’ll only work so long as the ICEer (ICEr?) did so innocently — if there was intention behind taking the spot, despite not driving an EV, then clearly that approach won’t work either.
So, what will work, you ask? Fines, of course. Big ones. As always, smacking somebody till money comes out of their pockets is probably the only way to effect a true change in behavior.
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