I met a friend in Baltimore on Sunday. When our two EVs pulled up to a pair of curb-side charging stations, one of them was blocked by a Buick. Then I noticed a parking control officer standing there with his ticket book in hand. When we mentioned that we both were there to charge our cars, he said that he trying to get an interpretation of the signs to see if he could have the car towed.
The problem was that the whole side of the street was marked as a tow away zone… except for the two spots designated for the charging stations. It turns out that he could only give them a citation for a “Code 99, all other parking violations” for $32. Had the ICE car been parked anywhere else on that street side, he could have towed it away and it would be a larger fine in addition to any impound fees.
I have pictures and more details of the incident here on PlugInSites.org.