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

Well, I've had places refuse to even hire me just because I ride a bicycle and don't drive (or own) a car, even though it would be a desk job with no travelling, ever.

Mind you, part of their hiring packages is often a discounted monthly bus pass, and they have bicycle lockups as part of their building, with bikes that presumably belong to employees locked up there, so it makes no sense to me.

Only one place explained their reasoning, and that was that they did not want me to have to be riding up to 4 hours per day just to get there and back (since the job was all the way across the valley from my house). I discussed this with them to explain that if I had the job, I could afford a really nice electric motor package for the bike that would both cut that travel time in half *and* make it completely effortless for me. They said it didn't matter--they want all their people to be driving in to work if they live more than a mile or two away.

That really really makes no sense at all.
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Re: My Employer says "Leave your ev at home or you go home!"

(Because you might want to catch them to keep them out of your kitchen, food, off of you, etc. Think of flystrips!)
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