LTDubb wrote:Hi there...do we know for sure that this method will work? I am picking up a 2018 Soul EV on Saturday and the dealership next to my work is letting me charge there during the day but only if I'm able to leave the charger unlocked. It appears however once you lock the car that the lock mechanism stays in place.
So to confirm, If I lock the car and then put the charger in this will work? the charger can be removed?
Just to close the loop on this, it does indeed work this way. Two options are:
(a) Plug In >> Lock Vehicle = Plug is Locked in place and cannot be removed
(b) Lock Vehicle >> Plug In = Plug is Un-Locked and is removable
Use option (a) when you want to ensure nobody can remove the cord and end your charging session early, or you're using your portable charging cable and you don't want somebody to steal it.
Use option (b) when you don't mind if somebody pulls out the cord when you're done so that they can charge too (or you're ok if someone interrupts your charging session by unplugging you early).