Thieves increasingly target copper-rich cables at electric vehicle charging stations across US

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why are the cables just out there in the open
    make them retract back into the housing when they're not in use
    morons

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. Nobody's stealing the gas hose because there's nothing valuable there. You don't have to copy the look (keeping the "hose" out in the open) just to seem like a real refuelling station.
      Make a retractable cable that only unlocks after you pre-pay, keep a hold on the card until the cable's been fully retracted, and you're done.
      If someone has the balls to take an axe to the housing to get at the cable, well, you got bigger problems there, lol

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        when they hit the chargers they pop the housings and strip the insides out too, your solution is pointless

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lol. That works just create another things that works constantly break/need maintenance at charging stations, which already have reliability issues as they are now.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just keep them energized

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My first thought

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that would electrocute a bunch of ev drivers as well as oppress minorities

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why are the cables made of copper
    they are like 4 feet long just use aluminum

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Alummnium is one and half times as resistant as copper, probably it would lead to energy losses and heating of the conductive element

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        or the aluminum wire would have to be 1 and a half times thicker.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Aluminum is used a lot for your house feeders so I don't see why they couldn't use aluminum here.

        Its not for the copper, its for the copers. Gas copers that cant cope with EVs. The copper has no value other than $20 after stripping everything. The guys running these high rigged truck ain't short on $20 worth of money. This is coping mechanism to vent their frustrations.

        Same with parking on charging spots, letting out the diesel gas, etc.

        >The guys running these high rigged truck ain't short on $20 worth of money
        My first thought exactly. Good condition crew cab HD pickup with a nice utility body doesn't scream meth-head scrapper. I guess the truck could be stolen or company property that's being "borrowed" off hours but still.

        It's just some shitskins or wiggers out there hustlin'. I've even heard of people stealing the wires that are used for light poles.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Aluminum wires cant flex repeatedly without cracking and overheating. Also the outer layer can oxidize. Aluminum is only appropriate for permanent non moving conductors, not for things that have to be plugged into 40 cars per day.

          Aluminum wires on Tesla chargers would frey and melt within a week

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Every house in America connects to. The power pole with aluminum wires
            Every power pole in America uses aluminum wires
            They sway in the wind 24/7 365 days of the year and haven't fallen down yet

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            appliances & extension cords dont use aluminum wires tho cause you have to plug and unplug them.

            Also houses haven't used aluminum wiring in the walls since the 50s for some reason

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's the terminations that go bad with aluminum conductors. An overhead line swaying in the wind and supported by a system engineered to dampen those forces is not at all comparable to a cable that will get yanked in and out of a charging port 10x a day by the general public.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They'll steal aluminum just the same as they do copper.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its not for the copper, its for the copers. Gas copers that cant cope with EVs. The copper has no value other than $20 after stripping everything. The guys running these high rigged truck ain't short on $20 worth of money. This is coping mechanism to vent their frustrations.

    Same with parking on charging spots, letting out the diesel gas, etc.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The guys running these high rigged truck ain't short on $20 worth of money
      My first thought exactly. Good condition crew cab HD pickup with a nice utility body doesn't scream meth-head scrapper. I guess the truck could be stolen or company property that's being "borrowed" off hours but still.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You sound like the one who copes

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Suppose Those wires are worth $20 each. If they steal 100, thats $2k. So its decent money for 10 minutes of work even if you count a couple hours of driving an air conditioned truck, visiting the scrapyard, and divide up the money between 4 guys, it beats any wagie job that mexicans can get

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >steal 100 of them for just $2000
        >putting yourself in hope of getting caught 100 times just for $2000
        lmao

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Those charging stations are expensive, definitely more than the scrap value. These guys are in felony territory if they get caught. I bet it's thousands to repair one of those chargers.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah crackheads and tweakers would never do something like that lmao

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >crackheads and tweakers
            >decked out clean work truck
            They could just steal one car a day 100 times and net in ~$40K each for a total of $4 million dollars

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            How do you know the truck isn't stolen?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >$40K each
            youre not getting that for a stolen car. a couple thousand for scrap/parting out, or good luck to try scamming people on private sales with stolen cars more than a few times without getting caught

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          One charging lot has lots of chargers. You only have to hit one or 2 lots. Theres no more risk of being caught if you take all of the cables or one

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This.
          This horseshit is some kind of sanctioned Operation.
          Too much Risk for literal Dogshit reward.
          It's along the same lines as the "mysterious" Fire Hydrant theft in LA.
          OVER 300 stolen in a year's time.
          Not plausible.
          >damn dawg, nobody saw nuthin

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >getting caught
          That's rich, the police do frick all nowadays except write speeding tickets.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Cameras + license plate + truck identification + facial recognition + happenchance

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You watch too many movies.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          In California, minorities are allowed to steal $950 in merchandise per trip to the store. Cops font do shit. And if 40 of them use phones and apps to coordinate stealing $36k in goods from each of 3 stores in one day, they still dont do shit. So they literally have nothing to worry about. Until koreans man the rooftops again

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ICEsisters, thieves keep stealing our cats, it's over for ICE.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just charge your EV inside your locked garage.
    ...you do own a garage, right?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Enjoy your house burning down.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    these unmanned, unguarded public power infrastructures were never going to work in america where public decency and respect for other people's property doesn't exist.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It does for about 56% of the population.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How are these guys not getting ZAPPED hard, isn't there a shitload of current going through those cables?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Only when it's running.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't this why gas stations have attendants? Why are EVtards so obsessed with rediscovering why things are the way they are?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I dont think gas stations have problems with ppl stealing gas much anymore, most are prepay only.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >most are prepay only.
        Do Ameriafricans REALLY??!?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Pay at pump, the pump takes money from your card and refunds you what you don't use.
          I'm so very much on the other side of the pond.
          Are you a bus rider?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yup, we used to have enough trust in our society you could just tell the cashier how much you pumped and they would believe you. Then the melanin enriched ruined that and many other things. Worst choice this country ever made was trusting "them" that their free labor solution wouldn't backfire horribly in just a few decades.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if the security cams are that good, seems like an easy job for the cops if tesla can give them some pocket money to care

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Buy diesel cars. Problem solve.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ive seen electric companies that were over 80% felon

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