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A bit dismayed to discover that:
  • The chargeport cover is not locked when the vehicle is locked
  • Even when the vehicle is locked and charging you can stop the charge using the button and remove the charge cable from the Type 2 socket. On public chargers this will also unlock the end connected to the charger and hence make it possible to steal the charging cable, not to mention stopping the charge.
Seems to me that there is little one can do to prevent some malicious person stopping charge on a public charger or nicking the cable.
 

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Are you sure about this? I thought that you could not disconnect the charging cable if the car was locked, even by pressing the button next to the connector on the car.
 

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Or maybe it's dependent on whether you have the key fob close enough to the car for it to think you are the owner?
Good point - well made.
Of course, the key was in my pocket when I tried this. I will try without a key.
 

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Even when the vehicle is locked and charging you can stop the charge using the button and remove the charge cable from the Type 2 socket. On public chargers this will also unlock the end connected to the charger and hence make it possible to steal the charging cable,
Not for me. The car has to be unlocked for this button to be enabled.
 

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I put it down to my age 😜

If you try to stop charge and the car is locked the status light flashes an angry red and charging is not interrupted.

I have not tried to open the charge port door when the car is locked (I need some electrons and don't want to interrupt the charge).
 
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