My wife and I own a little electric vehicle, EV, and live in an area with many public EV charging points. Most of the time, our EV is fantastic; we plug it in when we get home, and then in the morning it has all the range we need for the day. Super!
Unfortunately, the EV bays are often filled with internal combustion engine, ICE, vehicles, which prevents us from charging our car for the next day. Last night, for example, all our local charging bays were filled with ICE cars.
I have informed the local authority who are doing what they can, however, they are understaffed and underfunded. I also feel that there is generally a lack of education on this matter, so I want to start from the perspective of
In other words, I try to remember that people usually do silly things out of ignorance rather than out of malice.
I want to write a note to put under the windscreen/windshield wiper. I want it to be kind, informative and persuasive. Equally, we have to live near these people, so I do not want to cause any offence. Here is what I have so far.
Parking can sometimes be a bit of a squeeze around here, we get that. This bay, however, is an electric vehicle charging point, which electric vehicles need so that they can work. By parking your combustion engine car in this bay, you are preventing your neighbours from getting food, going to work, or taking children to school.
May we request that you refrain from parking here, please?
Thanks for your help and understanding.
Your neighbourhood electric vehicle owners
I would like to improve this note, in order to communicate with my neighbours without alienating them. How can I achieve this?