Locking Fueling Doors

This morning, I realized I didn’t charge my car overnight. No big deal — my trusty i-MiEV can make it to and from work on as little as 1/4 charge. I didn’t think anything of it.

When I went to lunch, I realized my EV plug door was open. I intended to charge my car last night and pulled the lever to open the door, but I never plugged in the car. I pressed it closed and went on my way.

Then I thought about it. Why do we still have locking “fueling” doors on cars? With gas-powered cars, a thief could siphon gas from the tank. With electric cars, what will they do? I guess they could be malicious and damage the charge port, but they sure aren’t going to siphon any electrons from our batteries!

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