Re: Car Charger Hazard
From: Chuck Harrison (
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:09:02 -0700 (PDT)
This person may be reassured by further research into the safety history of
electric cars. However I suggest you be alert to the possibility that there
is a different, underlying concern that he/she has difficulty articulating,
and that the fire risk is just a proxy. In this sort of situation you're
unlikely to find resolution until the person feels emotionally safe &
comfortable revealing the deeper concern.

If you've been doing consensus process for a while, you've probably seen
this type of thing.


Duwamish cohousing, Seattle

On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 5:08 AM, Susan Dowds <sjdowds [at]> wrote:

> At Cornerstone Cohousing in Cambridge MA we have a household that wants to
> buy an electric car, and mount a charging station on an exterior wall, near
> the  parking space.  An adjacent household has heard things about the risk
> of melt-down and fire of lithium ion batteries like those used in electric
> cars, and does not want the charger anywhere near their unit.  Have you
> encountered a similar situation, and if so, how did you handle it?
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