Chevy Silverado Driver Pretends Truck Is Electric, Gets Free Parking48
Sometimes, drivers will do anything to grab the most convenient parking spot. Traditionally, this has meant parking in the disabled or handicapped spots, but with the advent of electric vehicles, drivers can now also occupy charging stations too. Well, this is exactly what one Chevy Silverado driver did at a shopping mall in Alaska.
In photos posted to a Facebook Group suitably named Alaska’s Worst Drivers, a Silverado driver parked his full-size pickup truck in a spot clearly marked for EVs. Then, in order to pretend that the truck was meant to be there, the driver put the charging cord inside the engine bay. Pretty clever.
Regardless of the type of vehicle people may drive, most everyone knows that sticking a cable under the hood is not the way to fill up a vehicle, electric or otherwise. However, given that the charging cord probably wouldn’t have stuck inside fuel filler area, we suppose this driver did the best they could given the circumstances.
Technically speaking, the Silverado driver wouldn’t be fined for this infraction. There’s a $18 per-hour fee for vehicles parked in this spot and plugged in but not charging. However, the Silverado was never plugged in, which means the driver got away with free parking for the evening. The ruse is pretty clever, if not comical.
It’s worth noting that Alaska doesn’t have laws that prevent ICE-powered vehicles from parking in EV-designated spots. While many other states do have laws preventing this, this driver of this Silverado won’t face any consequences for blocking the charging area from an EV driver.
For anyone who wants to properly park a Chevy Silverado in an EV charging spot, they will have to wait for the Silverado EV to launch next year.
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I saw a Toyota driver take a Handicap spot and drag a leg till in the store.
He then dropped the leg in a dark corner until done shopping.
Clever? This idiot ICEing a charging spot is clearly the opposite of clever. 🙄
Alaska? Maybe he plugged in the block heater so it would start easier and circulate the heat so he wouldn’t get in a cold truck
Not sure how he is going to use the J1772 plug to power his block heater but maybe he made a special adapter.
Ever seen Tesla chargers? 2/3 of the Teslas parked at a charger around here aren’t even plugged in, they’re just using it as reserved parking.
Had a good chuckle from this. Although it seems to me to be a bit of work just to save a few steps and park closer to the store. Needing to get the cable from wherever you store it, Opening the hood to place the cable, Closing the hood, etc. etc. When finished shopping needing to reverse the process. But hey, whatever floats your boat. It’s still a free country, I think.
Not to mention the driver is a mega douche with no respect for policy. Probably parks in the reserved drive up spots for actual shoppers who need to pick up their orders and the reserved for pregnant women, Veterans, and handicapped.
The fact GM promotes this behavior is a sad state of affairs in America. And a reason I drive an Audi RS7. I could buy any GM, even several. But I will not support
any company that encourages the civil discourse in our Country. It’s not comical, it’s selfish, weak, low class, entitled and embarrassing. I take pictures of these asshats and post online so everyone can see what a P.O.S. some people are.
You do realize that GMAuthority is an independently owned company not affiliated with GM right? They also own a blog called FordAuthority. But hey, glad you hate GM because an independent company did an article about a douche driver you don’t think should have been written about for clicks. I also hope you researched Audi as thoroughly as you did GMAuthority before you bought your car that you take such great pride in.
If you hate GM then why are you even on this site you are in the wrong world go read about overpriced ugly Audis? I would never read about cars I hate like Audis and Porsches. BUT WOW YOU REALLY IMPRESSED US ALL THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY BUY ANY SEVERAL GM CARS YOU MUST BE THE RICHEST GUY ON THE SITE.
“….I drive an Audi RS7. I could buy any GM, even several.” Looks like you’ve exposed yourself as the mega douche here.
Audidouche fits you much better, Skippy.
Tell the truth, you drive an old Audi LS. LOL
What a loser you are.
Will there ever be handicapped EV charger parking spots?
Give them time. Around where I live, we have reserved parking for not only handicapped and veterans, but some stores have spots for “first responders”, “expecting mothers” and “nurses”. I ignore them. If anyone points out to me about parking in these spots my answer is “I’m the first responder to this vacant spot” and “I’m expecting my mother any day now”.
Douche you are
I doubt they will be needed as most EV drivers are concerned about something else other than themselves!
I wonder if you were in a hurry and an EV was parked in space next to the last working gas pump and did not move for 2 or more hours and you had to wait. HOW WOULD YOU FEEL! You may not agree but the company that put the chargers there pay for the spot it’s not free.
I remember a story during the covid shut down where a person intentionally slowed down an ambulance and it was his family in need of it. I wonder how he felt about slowing down the help they needed?
Really sad to see. I guess people are over privileged and have no dignity. Some of them even claim to be good christians even more sad.
All that to save a few steps. It never fails to amaze me how lazy people can be and it’s why this country is getting fatter and fatter.
Years ago I dropped my wife off at a mall entrance to pick something up and I parked to wait. I watched maybe a dozen cars drive around and around, some for 10 minutes, looking for a parking spot closer to the door. The funniest part? I watched one car park and actually knew the person who would go to the mall to walk for exercise! Yet she drove around several times till she found a parking spot close to the door. Sure would hate for her to get some extra steps in! haha.
Selfish a-hole. What if somebody really needed that spot to charge their (useless) EV. Like maybe a pregnant woman or a mom with children.
Are you saying that an EV is useless? Weird cause my EV gets me to work and back at a fraction of the cost of my ICEV. It seems pretty useful to me. To each their own.
Yes. To each their own. I am glad (really) that you find the EV useful and it meets your needs. Our daughter-in-law has one too and it meets hers. So my comment is somewhat rough. Unfortunately they are useless to me. If I am going to pay $60,000 to $70,000 for a truck I want to be sure I can go more than 250-300 miles and not have to sit for 2 hours for a recharge. I do alot of highway driving and range is almost as important as bladder capacity LOL.
Look, was it the “correct” and dignified thing to do? No. That said, being the libra and nearly identical size left brain and right brain contained in my skull, I will say this …It was creative and I found it was quite comical!! What was also in/ on my mind was the a poke at how oxymoronic and stupid, electric cars are. I will back that “Harsh ” statement up with a question. Do the owners of these vehicles, that are bought with a social media driven “hey look at me I care about the earth badges displayed” understand the cost. Not just dollars but to the earth AND to humans personally to produce these batteries? Do they know how they strip mine / damage the earth to get them as well as the human slavery issues going on Africa , right now, just for one of the ingredients needed for these batteries called Cobalt. Do they know what it is going on right now , as well as the future of the cost and damage associated with the disposal of the dead batteries ? I will finish with, do they understand that the electricity needed to recharge these so called Earth Savers is generated buy fossil fuels?? The whole electric car thing is JOKE and should be looked at as an anomaly , not a solution.
Well B. Michael Pearson, you certainly have a lot of incorrect “facts” in your comment, but go with that if it makes you feel better. But that’s what I love about facts. They can and will prove the uninformed wrong.
All types of vehicles have their good and bad. EV, ICE, Diesel, BHEV… we could argue the benefits and downsides all day long. I would love to break our dependence on foreign oil but I don’t think EV’s are the solution, maybe a stepping stone to lower the overall demand. Regardless of what you drive and how you feel we ALL need to respect each other’s choices and their access to fuel. ICE vehicle blocking chargers, EV’s blocking diesel pumps or gas pumps. No need to be a self-centered douche! I can’t believe people think it is funny or even okay to park in reserved spaces. I feel that disabled people, veterans (thank you), expecting mothers, mothers with young children, etc deserve a spot closer to the store if they need it. If you’re the type of person to read this and think you deserve whatever you can take without earning it, please remember, karma is a b!tch!
That’s sticking it to the EV Man. Someone should write a song about this based on “Take this Job and Shove it”
Thats OK cause one day the stupids will forget they did that and while laughing back up and wreck their hood!
Absolutely nothing funny about that.
Someone that does that is a total loser. I do not care if you hate EV’s or not but that is an A-Hole move.
Someone could have really needed that Spot to Charge and roll out. Might have been a Pregnant woman or something.
Same goes for losers that park at the Pump without needing to Fuel up just so they can go inside the Store.
That’s a good way to get your vehicle vandalizes.
I have a pic of a Tesla parked at a gas pump in San Diego, California where EV charging stations are everywhere. This station has only 1 pump for diesel, and that’s the pump the Tesla parked up. They made a truck that needed diesel wait while they were engaged in a pointless conversation with the gas station attendant. I was at an adjacent pump since my Silverado takes gas. When the Tesla driver came out I asked if it’s okay for pickup trucks to now park at EV charging stations. She said, “Sure. Go ahead.” I wish this was satire, but it’s not. Seems like the Silverado driver in Alaska may have had a similar experience and conversation.
Even Morons buy EVs! It’s a shame she would probably be the first to cry foul if an ICE vehicle did it to her no matter what her reply. Not everyone uses good judgement, and a lot of people feel they are owed everything above everyone else.
Probably no one in Alaska is dumb enough to buy a EV. Worst state to own one! 😂😂😂😎
This is just an example of how some people live their life. This person will have a reputation for their self centred behaviour and is probably a bully. They will have a history of run ins with others because of it. Eventually they will be caught up with and probably lose their life.
Shame but true that our society has gotten that lazy and inconsiderate!
It has always been there.
Hitler and Putin are examples of what happens when we don’t stand up to these people.
This is where the sharpe edge of my keys comes in handy. If you want to be a jerk, others can be jerks right back on that shiny paint job
Anyone keying my vehicle would get a severe case of terminal lead poisoning. Is your childish act of vandalism worth your life???
You’re going to kill someone over a scratch on your vehicle? I bet you’re fun at parties.
Many people who carry a gun think it gives them even more of a right to be an a-hole. My suggestion would be that if you would shoot someone over them keying your truck you probably shouldn’t carry a gun, or park in an EV spot with an ICE vehicle. The prison time probably isn’t worth it.
Seriously this wasn’t cute and definitely not clever
Would it be worth if if he /she came back and the truck was keyed both sides
Respect is really what separates us from acting like animals
Yes the disrespected animal in someone may have done that as an appetizer