public charging station in brampton
I recently bought a plug-in hybrid and I am enjoying the different charging station around Peel Region. I'm here to share my experience at one of the charging station in Brampton.
There is a public charging station at the Peel Region Paramedic station. On the Peel Region website, http://www.peelregion.ca/climate-energy/, it states there the public and staff are allowed to use it. The one I am using is the Peel Region Paramedic Station on 1600 Bovaird Drive East, Brampton. This charging station has a set rule when using the station. I abide by these rules. A month and half ago, when I was dropping my vehicle to charge, a paramedic questioned me for using the charging station. I said it was a public charging station. They said "ok" and left me alone. A month ago, I received a note on my windshield stating this public station was only for staff. I called the FLO company(charging station company) to confirm if this site is for the public. FLO confirmed it is. I called Peel Region to confirm if this site is for public use. Peel Region also confirmed this station is for the public. I wrote note and left it on my dash stating that I confirmed with the charging company and Peel Region that this charging station is for the public not just for staff. If they wanted to confirm they can call Peel Region. Yesterday I received a second note, the paramedic is trying to guilt me into not using the public charging station. I do not appreciate these types of harassment for using a public station. I pay taxes and live in the community that this charging station was built for. For the paramedics to harass me for using this public station is not right. Paramedics are paid to help people. How is this helping people? They are bullying the public. I contacted Peel Region today to make a complaint. I was told that the paramedics are trying to make this public station private. I was also told the paramedics are saying the public is not following the set rules to use this charging station. I can attest that the paramedics are also breaking the same rules. I find it appalling that they are saying that the public are breaking the rules and using that to change the station to private. Charging stations that are on government/city property that has been advertise for public use, should stay as a public station.
I was wondering if anyone else receive this type of treatment? If so, please make a comment below.