Gas Guzzlers, park here at your own risk

COCOA – Maybe the lot was full. Maybe you just wanted that particular spot. But either way, electric car owners view it as rather cold to park your gas guzzler in a spot designated for charging up their battery driven wheels.

They call the practice “ICEing,” and turn to “ICE shaming” those who do it — because often their only recourse is to put a flier on your window or snap a photo to post on social media.

When an electric car owner has been “ICEd,” that means an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle took up the charging station spot, leaving them on battery “fumes.” Icing is a major pet peeve in the world of electric car etiquette, but not all that shocking.

“It happens, especially when you have an unused charger,” said Britt Gross, director of advanced vehicle commercialization policy for General Motors, who was attending the opening of a new charging station at the Florida Solar Energy Center.

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University of Central Florida’s First Electric Vehicle Fast Charger Opens in Cocoa — Grand Opening and Ride and Drive Announced

COCOA, Fla., March 16, 2015 – Electric Vehicle drivers now have a place to charge up on the Space Coast in Cocoa. Located just two miles off State Road 528, otherwise known as the “Beachline,”—a main artery connecting Orlando to the Space Coast —the University of Central Florida’s Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is now home to a Direct Current (DC) Fast Charger and a dual Level 2 charger.

The grand opening of UCF’s re-charging facility at FSEC is scheduled for Friday, March 20 at 11 a.m. Nissan will be offering a Ride & Drive for the all-electric Nissan LEAF® from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. A variety of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will also be on display. The public is invited to attend and participate in this special event.

Donated by Nissan North America, and provided by NovaCharge, a leading provider and integrator of EV charging solutions nationwide, the DC Fast Charger is a first for UCF, as well as the City of Cocoa.

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