At my workplace, several Electric Vehicle charging stations have recently been installed in the company owned parking lot. And they are signed similarly to this:
Specifically, they call out that the space is for charging vehicles but the signs don't attempt to restrict parking to EV vehicles only or even charging EV vehicles only.
I'm not currently an EV owner, but have considered getting one in the near future as my existing vehicle is again and maintenance costs may dictate purchasing a newer vehicle instead.
EV stations are a relatively new phenomenon for my area, and I was wanting to know what the correct etiquette is for using the associated parking spaces.
So far, I have seen a variety of uses which has included some electric vehicles parked and charging all day; flex vehicles parked but not charging; and fossil fuel vehicles occupying the parking space.
To my knowledge, there aren't any local laws dictating what should be done.
Compounding my concern is that the EV charging spaces were placed in a lot that was already tight on parking spaces to begin with. It's a medium sized company and spaces can be scarce in the company lot. But I'll note that the charging spots are a medium distance (not the closest, not the farthest) from the building.
After I have an electric vehicle, what's the appropriate way to use those parking spaces?
If I need to charge my vehicle, may I safely leave my vehicle there all day? What if the vehicle doesn't need to be charged and there aren't any other spaces open in the lot?