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Oh yeah, and I found this neat parking space that is pretty much always vacant. I figured that there's not a Tesla closer than Miami or Colorado and I'm pretty sure my Landcruiser has electricity in it.........................
I'll take a stab at this before Rodolfo jumps in.
If that parking space is just an ordinary space with a 'electric vehicles only' sign, I'd only be mildly annoyed to find it "ICE'd" (that's what we electric car owners call it when an internal combustion engine vehicle parks in a spot designated for EV's) because I see no particular reason why EV's should be favored when it comes to parking. If they are favored, it's because the local political jurisdiction (or the lot's owner) wants to promote EV's.
If, however, a designated EV parking space is outfitted with a charging station, then it's a whole different thing. Blocking an EV charging station with a non-EV means that when an EV driver arrives needing a 'fill-up' to continue a trip, they're just SOL until the ICE driver shows up and moves. In the current state of the EV charging infrastructure, it's as if you were crossing west Texas in your Land Cruiser and the only gas pump in 50 miles was blocked by a phalanx of 5th-wheel trailers, with no one in sight: that gas pump is a scarce resource blocked by stuff that can't benefit from the resource.
Put another way, handicap spots are usually empty, too. It would make more sense to put charging points way out at the edges of parking lots, where the spots are less likely to be tempting to uncaring ICE drivers; but the reality is it's a lot less expensive to install chargers close to where electrical service already exists, and that usually means EV charging spots are located close in to the facility that's providing them, and thus they're typically adjacent to some primo parking spots.
There's an emerging etiquette among EV drivers about sharing public charging points (it's just as annoying to find a Nissan Leaf parked in an EV-only spot when they're not even plugged in, as it is to be ICE'd). I carry a sign to put on the dashboard when I'm charging at a public charge point that includes my cell phone number and a place to write in the time I'll be finished charging.
By the way, there's at least one Tesla Model S in McKinnie and Texas is one of Tesla's biggest markets, the auto dealer lobby's efforts to hobble Tesla's sales efforts notwithstanding.