A Brilliant and Simple Idea To Improve Charging Station Efficiency for Electric Car Drivers
But first, let's look at the case, presented by Rod Gayutin from Corona, CA at the LEAF Owners public group on Facebook.
EV is 100% charged. What do you do if the EV owner is taking advantage of a level 2 charge point station. Car is parked for more than 48 hours in a drug store. Store does not own the station. A sign from the store that says maximum of 30 minutes for customers only, otherwise it will be towed by the owners expense. Do you have EV etiquette?
Daniel Papania proposes multi-charge setups
Not that I am trying to defend poor parking practices, but I think that the public charge station/parking spot behavioural mechanics weren't really though through very well. Often when someone arrives at a destination, they will be parked for several hours until they return and they don't have the option to return to their car within 2 hours.
I don't understand why the charge point stations aren't designed to serve several bays. So for example, lets say you have 8 parking bays all next to each other. then you have 1 charge point machine with 8 charge cables coming out of it. When you arrive, you park in any of the 8 stalls and plug one of the cable into your car. If another car arrives while you are charging, they can still park and plug in, but their car won't start charging until yours is done - at that point the charge will automatically switch to the next car in order.