Man Waits 16 Minutes in Dark Parking Lot Charging EV to Drive 11 Miles Home
An electric vehicle owner was left stuck out in the cold charging his car in a dark parking lot after he realized he wasn’t going to have enough juice to make it home.
In a video posted to TikTok, the owner of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 documented his ordeal as his drive home would take 56 more minutes, while his car’s battery only had enough energy for 45 more minutes of drive time.
Video shows the EV charging station could only deliver a max charge of 85kw/hr, likely due to a cold battery and 36 degree temperatures.
“I should be getting about 220kw/hr right now, but because my battery is about 55 degrees I’m only getting 77kw/hr, so I’m not getting any of that super fast charging that the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is supposed to get,” the man said.
You could give me an electric vehicle and I wouldn’t take it after watching this. pic.twitter.com/4kXfkR2esl
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) March 2, 2023
After waiting in the empty parking lot for 16 minutes, the man finally decides he’s had enough and leaves, making it home with 22% battery life to spare.
The man’s ordeal is a prelude of the hellscape that awaits us all as the electric vehicle revolution proceeds full throttle, while the technology needed to sustain such a revolution remains dangerously inadequate.