So after jockeying with parking violators for a while I was able to grab a new EV charging station spot right in the heart of Crystal City (Arlington), VA at lunch. It's just up from my office so I was able to drive there and charge up for a bit while I did some errands.
Then I just sat outside and drank some coffee and subtly watched people checking out the car. I was surprised, actually. About 75% of the people that went by checked it out. 20% checked it out thoroughly... examining the charging station and scoping the interior. I heard some really nice comments and some funny ones about my NRA sticker as it juxtaposed in some people's minds with the car. I didn't hear any bad comments. Not one. It was kind of a trip to spend my lunch hour this way. I'm a bit of a people watcher anyway, but this was different, like I had brought the entertainment for everyone (including myself).
My thoughts too were that this would make an awesome Chevy Volt commercial... a little spy-cam style commercial with people checking out the car as it charges with real reactions from real people. I'd love to see a commercial like this. It would be so good! I'd even volunteer my own car.