I’ve not had people press the button, but I’ve had several older gentleman look at the screen while my car is charging. Not in a “how long are they going to be?” Kind of way. I mean people who don’t have an electric car but stop as they walk past to look at the chargers. It’s not a bad thing in a way if these people ever switch to electric they’re at least a bit more familiar with the chargers.
In regards to the strangest things to happen to me:
- Had someone who was charging their e-Niro try and sell me a bike they had in their boot
- Recently was at an Instavolt at McDonald’s (2-bays, two chargers). I was in one and the other had been ICE’d before I arrived. An Ioniq 5 driver showed up, parked a few bay’s to the left of me and came over. He said he came half an hour earlier and the ICE was there then. I said I’d be tempted to leave a note on their windscreen to which he replied “good idea”. He went to his car, returned and put a note on their windscreen - was a polite note and seemed reasonable. Then he pulled their windscreen wiper off and bent back their mirrors. I decided I didn’t want to get the blame for this when they returned so said to him I have enough charge so can jump on as I go
Otherwise my experiences are mostly helping people who are struggling to charge especially at Cobham Services as people always trip up when they try and use contactless cards at the Ionity chargers.
Also recently had an old couple just pick up a Nissan Leaf (28kWh) arrive at M2 services and the Gridserve chargers weren’t working. They had another 60 miles to go to get home and had 30% battery left. I told them their best option was to drop down to the M20 and go to the services there. Hopefully they made it and it didn’t put them off