ICEing Is Uncool No Matter Your Excuse, Karen Learns After Parking in Tesla Spot

Karen blocks Tesla-only parking spot, offers incredibly array of excuses for it 1 photo
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ICEing is that deeply uncool thing drivers of ICE cars do when they park said cars in a spot reserved for EVs only, since it also comes with a charging station.
In case you were wondering, ICEing is uncool no matter the excuse you come up with for doing it. Just ask this Karen from Toronto, Canada, driver of a Hyundai Elantra. She tried them all in the space of just a few minutes.

Available at the bottom of the page is a new viral video that popped up on reddit and reignited the debate on how much entitlement a person can have in order to act this way. Karen, the person in question here, is parked in a spot reserved for Tesla vehicles only, outside a Tesla store across the street from a shopping mall.

Karen doesn’t drive a Tesla and she doesn’t like that she’s called out for taking up a space that is meant for an electric vehicle. So she verbally charges at the person filming her, calling them disgusting for being part of the young generation that has nothing better to do than not mind their own business.

To the (mall?) cops called at the scene, she offers an array of excuses: she’s waiting for someone who’s been in a really terrible accident and is “really bad,” she has Alzheimer’s and can’t handle the extra, unnecessary stress and, when one of the officers points out to the Tesla sign to her, she “can’t see.”

Aside from the fact that a couple of these excuses should immediately disqualify her from ever driving again (ICE or otherwise), the video proves that, no matter one’s reason for taking up an EV-only spot, it’s not going to fly. The video ends with a seemingly defeated Karen heading back to her car to drive off, hopefully with a lesson learned: EV drivers have each other’s backs and ICEing isn’t tolerated.

It’s not cool, either.

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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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