Check Out This Anti ICE-ing Tesla Supercharger Device In Taiwan: Video


How can Tesla and other companies with public charge points help EV drivers? Here’s how!

We’ve heard a ton lately about ICE car drivers occupying EV charging spots (and more specifically Tesla Superchargers). This may be by mistake or due to laziness or flat-out on purpose.

Nonetheless, this is not a new phenomenon and will continue to be an issue. It’s one thing if an ICE car driver pulls into a close spot at the mall, which is also one of the few EV charging spaces available at the place of business. But, if it’s in a  attempt to harass, it’s a different story entirely.

While this surely sucks, it’s going to happen just as much as drivers pull into handicap spots because they’re lazy or occupy pickup-only (not for pickup trucks but those picking up groceries or goods) lanes at grocery stores or restaurants.

But, what if an ICE car could simply not occupy such parking spots without damaging their cars? This latest technology shows a way to curtail such issues. In the case that EVs are able to have a sensor that will lower an obstruction that ICE cars can’t get past, this is a huge step forward.

Reportedly, Tesla is already testing such a technology. However, it has yet to be seen in the U.S., but rather is in place at some Supercharger stations in China, as we already stated. Now, Tesla owners in Taiwan are seeing it in action, too.

Below is a look and some analysis of the current circumstances. This is clearly not a situation of drivers misunderstanding the use of the spots, but clearly purposeful “ICE-ing” of EV charging spaces as a form of protest against Tesla and/or EVs in general. Not to mention the reality that these pickup truck drivers have showed up as a team and are not unwilling to cuss at Tesla owners and try to pick fights:

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Too bad people can’t just not be a-holes.

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

Problem is, there are no laws or rules with enough teeth to be enforceable.
Tickets need to be issued and vehicles need to be towed immediately.

You would think that some politician would come up with something but they’re too busy being dumb sexslaves to OPEC.

F the cops. They are all Andy McCabe, Barney Fife / Beaufort T. Justice type LOSERS.

How’s the toilet tweeting going this morning?

That we even have this problem speaks volumes about society as a whole.

Stupid design.
Anyone intentionally blocking it will either stop before it or have the clearance to go right over it (i.e. the truck in the picture).

And if my little old mother mistakenly tried to park in the spot not realizing it was for EVs, I’d be suggesting she sue for damages under booby trap laws.

Or they will park between the devices and block 2 chargers in the process.

Make it taller and quite a bit wider.

Wait….. is this a trick to see how many of us will google “booby trap” laws?

It’s a trick to try to get people to think of bright yellow bollard like devices in a parking spot as possibly booby trap law negligence, when they are NOT.

If it was brown or exactly the same color as the surroundings it might be a ‘maybe.’ IF it was also in a normal thoroughfare, and not in a parking spot.

That’s the one case that comes to mind. A bollard in a right of way where people can travel at speed that was BROWN and matched the surroundings.

But you don’t have to take my word for it, to quote Reading Rainbow.

Note that it even mentions that if it was painted some kind of, oh, I don’t know, hazard indicating color like, say YELLOW, it would likely not have been considered negligence.

I see a yellow deterrent up there in the article photo up there. In a parking space. Where it is unlikely that someone is going to hit it at a high speed. Where they should be looking for parking stops anyway.

I love my mother too, but I wouldn’t pony up the legal fees for that case.

Trucks will go over it

They would have to build it bigger in the US to stop sagging Truck-Nutz ICE-Holes

Add automated device to puncture the gas tank of the offending vehicle.

Disclaimer: Not promoting vandalism

Neither am I, but this does happen with oil pans and easily installed bolllards now and then:

Yeah as always, the idea to puncture the gas tank and destroy a product sounds to be very good for the environment. Start to think of the environment not of yourself!

I like the idea.

Would be interesting to see how they handle areas that get snow (and therefore need to be plowed without damaging the device.

Make it lie down in a recessed cavity.

I guess a Tesla pickup truck would be required to do the plowing – regular truck wouldn’t be able to make it lie down in the recessed cavity.

Snow plow operator smart phone app with GPS that would automatically fold them down when a snow plow operator arrived at the lot?

If there is snow on the ground deep enough to require plowing, the recessed cavity would probably be filled with snow.

It snows in Taiwan?

Tesla’s are designed with Socal in mind

Camera based? Some new Tesla’s don’t have license tag yet.

I think 1000$ FINE for blocking SChargers would work much better..

Or do like Clint Eastwood when some Beemer driver parked in his designated parking spot he took a baseball bat to the BMW

And? I see quite often at gas stations that people are still blocking the gasoline pump after they paid or are even blocking completely unnecessary the only way for multiple vehicles to leave. Often enough even when they don’t buy fuel at all (even ICE cars!). But at gas stations it seems to be a smaller problem. Why not increasing the charging speed so BEVs can leave faster = less area necessary for charging BEVs = less former public parking blocked for charging? Some 350kW CCS chargers are already out there. BEVs able to handle that power will come up soon, but not by Tesla. I seems like Tesla still wants to sell their current battery technology (which becomes older and older), obviously because it’s easier to earn money. Well, they say Tesla wanted like to force the ICE car industry to do the step towards BEVs. Now some other company will have to force Tesla to do the next real step concerning really fast charging. I’m also reading quite often that BEV drivers say like: I intentionally slow down charging power at public chargers (e.g. by using the Schuko cable instead of CCS oder Type 2) so I’m longer… Read more »

I see lawsuits for damaged cars and those stupid lifted trucks will just drive over them.

In winter when ground is snow covered, can the driver still see this little obstacle? Does it still operate in snow?