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I ordered a Mini SE in April, it showed up a few weeks ago.
Why an SE? Occasional gas shortages, ever increasing prices, a desire not to kill the planet faster than I need to. Lastly, my R53 is so much fun, it has earned me the only speeding tickets in my life, three, so far...
My daily commute is 40 miles. That's no problem for an SE, even if I'm driving it like an R53.
Occasionally, I need to run missions to get urgent parts to fix breakdowns. Sometimes, that is going to clash with my intention to avoid charging to 100% every night. I can do 3 commutes before charging, though I'll probably keep it to two.
So, I have an errand and I'm on day 2. Easy, plug it in for an hour at work so I have enough to get home. I don't even need any special considerations, there's a rarely used 50A 208V outlet 5' inside a roll-up door. Perfect.
Problem. Charging EVs is dangerous, they can catch fire!
Anyone else dealing with this nonsense?
Bear in mind that I am in charge of all the wiring in the factory, 110, 208, 480v. Yet, I am not deemed smart enough to plug in an EV...
 

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Problem. Charging EVs is dangerous, they can catch fire!
Anyone else dealing with this nonsense?
Internal combustion engine cars catch fire all the time. It's only notable for EVs because they're still relatively new...and their fires can be more intense/require special handling.

Fortunately, the SE uses "very mature" technology, has a fairly small battery, and (as far as I know) there haven't been any fires reported for this model.
 

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I ordered a Mini SE in April, it showed up a few weeks ago.
Why an SE? Occasional gas shortages, ever increasing prices, a desire not to kill the planet faster than I need to. Lastly, my R53 is so much fun, it has earned me the only speeding tickets in my life, three, so far...
My daily commute is 40 miles. That's no problem for an SE, even if I'm driving it like an R53.
Occasionally, I need to run missions to get urgent parts to fix breakdowns. Sometimes, that is going to clash with my intention to avoid charging to 100% every night. I can do 3 commutes before charging, though I'll probably keep it to two.
So, I have an errand and I'm on day 2. Easy, plug it in for an hour at work so I have enough to get home. I don't even need any special considerations, there's a rarely used 50A 208V outlet 5' inside a roll-up door. Perfect.
Problem. Charging EVs is dangerous, they can catch fire!
Anyone else dealing with this nonsense?
Bear in mind that I am in charge of all the wiring in the factory, 110, 208, 480v. Yet, I am not deemed smart enough to plug in an EV...
Fire? Really? What is the statistical likelihood of this? My guess is you are more likely to be hit by lightning.

NO - dont worry about problems that are hypothetical ones, just worry about real ones!
 

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Fire? Really? What is the statistical likelihood of this? My guess is you are more likely to be hit by lightning.

NO - dont worry about problems that are hypothetical ones, just worry about real ones!
Yes. Whomsoever is dictating the no-electric policy is probably stuck with a pokey, gas-guzzling ICE vehicle that carries its own supply of explosively flammable fuel right under their kid's seats, and who is not aware of the various vehicle specs and statistics.
 

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I'm not worried about it. But management has decided that charging EVs is dangerous!
Facts aren't being considered here. I'm just wondering how common this cowpoop is.
 

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I'm not worried about it. But management has decided that charging EVs is dangerous!
Facts aren't being considered here. I'm just wondering how common this cowpoop is.
This is the first I've heard of such nonsense in an employment context. Forward-thinking employers are installing charging stations in their parking facilities. If they are truly worried about fires, outdoor parking is an option, and from your post is exactly what you propose. Maybe they're worried about the cable being cut by the roll-up door but other than that I can't think of a reason. Of course there are folks who will run an extension across the lawn and run over it with the mower:eek: so I wouldn't take it personally.
 
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