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My Employer says "Leave your ev at home or you go home!"

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I drove my '72 super beetle to work last week for the first time and with the encouragement of my supervisor plugged it in to an outdoor outlet to recharge. I also parked in a ride share spot to better access the power outlet.

Well, I have been given a letter saying "bring it again and we send you home" saying they feel the car is unsafe, but they don't say why. It is a 72 volt system with 12 golf cart batteries. Not rocket science but they act like it's a bomb waiting to go off. My supervisor now says he never encouraged me to do anything... to my suprise.

Anyone one else ever have this problem? Oh, I work for a government agency that is supposed to be green! :cool:
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You're between a Rock and a Hard Place.

The Rock:
Expose your employer to the media for their enviromental insensitivity and management will be looking for any reason to fire you "for cause".
It's called revenge. They learned it on the playground in Kindergarten.

The Hard Place:
Bite your tongue, leave the EV home and deprive yourself of the savings in transportation costs, green house emissions and dependency on foreign oil.

I don't know what state you live in but did your EV have to pass a safety inspection? Perhaps showing that inspection report to your managers superiors might temper their lack of enthusiasim.
What a world we live in.
Here's a person exercizing their First Ammendment Rights to freely express an opinion about a veiled threat from his employer and he must take precautions to protect his identity and the identity of the employer.
A sad state of affairs.
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