Question RE handicap parking. Can I park in these spots…if all other regular EV spots are taken? The 2nd photo seems like a no (although most people will just extend the charger to a non-handicap spot). What about the first one? TIA

Question RE handicap parking. Can I park in these spots…if all other regular EV spots are taken? The 2nd photo seems like a no (although most people will just extend the charger to a non-handicap spot). What about the first one? TIA

https://reddit.com/r/electricvehicles/comments/xcmn0g/question_re_handicap_parking_can_i_park_in_these/
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Question RE handicap parking. Can I park in these spots…if all other regular EV spots are taken? The 2nd photo seems like a no (although most people will just extend the charger to a non-handicap spot). What about the first one? TIA



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7 thoughts on “Question RE handicap parking. Can I park in these spots…if all other regular EV spots are taken? The 2nd photo seems like a no (although most people will just extend the charger to a non-handicap spot). What about the first one? TIA

  1. The fact that this exact question is on this sub so often makes it apparent that this needs to either stop or be more clearly communicated. No one actually knows what you can and cannot do depending on state and city and other garbage

  2. There’s all kinds of FUD about where folks can park at chargers, even w/o handicap stall in the mix. It *probably* comes down to the attitude of the owner of the lot and the local cops. A *reasonable* cop (kind of an oxymoron, but they *do* exist) wouldn’t ticket you if you were charging and weren’t there the *next* time they rolled by. The owner is most likely just concerned about laws stipulating that X number of handicap stalls have to be in the lot.

    That being said, even in the second picture, it looks like the handicapped stall is **not** an EV charging designation. The cords *suggest* that the Subaru should have grabbed the cable on the right instead of using the one that *seems* to be for the space to his left. The post #7 has two cables and two spaces in front and behind it. I don’t know if it allows **both** to be used at the same time; but until folks get ~~chewed out~~ educated (or ticketed) more, there’s going to be a lot of “winging it” involved.

  3. If you need to charge, you need to charge. Don’t overthink too much on which space to park in. Prioritize parking in the non-handicap space but don’t be afraid to park there if all other spaces are taken.

    The good news is that most parking lots are private property so police, security, or codes enforcement would need to be called before giving you any sort of ticket.

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