Electric Car Tips: Staying Safe When Coal Rollers, Charging Station Blockers Attack

Over the weekend, we heard news of an incident in North Carolina where a Tesla owner found pickup trucks — and their owners — blocking access to the Tesla Supercharger she needed to use.

While this particular incident was solved safely, it’s got us thinking. While vehicles blocking charging stations in an intentionally confrontational way — as well as coal rolling (where pickup truck owners intentionally produce black smoke from their modified Diesel engines to impair visibility ahead for electric and hybrid owners) are relatively rare, we are hearing of incidents on a pretty regular basis.

Both types of attack on plug-in owners can be scary — so how can you make sure you stay safe?

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