cartechboy writes: Slashed tires and broken car windows are nothing new. But electric cars have brought a new type of vandalism, and it's anything but random. Take the couple in a Florida high-rise condo who found one night that someone literally cut the charging cord to their Chevy Volt--while it was plugged in. Their OnStar app alerted them one evening that the car's charging session had been interrupted. When they investigated, they found the cord severed and the charging door bent on its hinges. The car was parked against a wall, so you couldn't see the cord unless you looked for it. Over three months, the couple used just over $25 worth of electricity to charge their Volt--and they'd gotten permission first. Was the vandalism someone's way of sending a message? And what WAS that angry message: Was it about the cost of the electricity? Or just someone who hates electric cars for political reason? They may never know--but that charging cord lists at $450.
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