An electric car has been clamped at a charging station on South Lotts Road.
Photos on Twitter show the vehicle immobilised at around lunch time yesterday.
The City Council says it was there since 9.30am and didn't have a valid pay-and-display ticket.
Three hours is the maximum time an electric car owner is allowed to leave their vehicle charging in designated bays.
DCC says electric cars, like all other vehicles, are obliged to pay for parking in a pay and display zone, regardless of whether they are charging or not. They've issued the following advice for EV drivers:
- Ensure that the electric vehicle is parked in a position that makes it easy to insert the connector
- Give the charge point some time to register your access card after you present it to the reader
- Use the same card to start and stop the charging session
- Pay the local parking fee if there is one
- Make sure that the cables are connected properly to the charge point and the car before calling the help centre
- Ensure your charging timer is turned off before you start charging (if applicable to your car)
- Charge up and move on – only occupy a charging spot while your car is being charged
- If your charging session is completed – whether when your battery is full or when you have adequate range to comfortably reach your destination – unplug and move your car, making way for a fellow plug-in driver
- Report any faults to our Customer Service helpline 01 258 3799 / 1890 372 378
- Safety First – Practise safe charging. Do not block the footbath or park unsafely to allow you reach a charge point if another vehicle is blocking the space. Note: If you have a safety concern, please contact our 24/7 helpline on 01 258 3799/1890 372 387 to report it.
- Once you have completed re-charging your ecar at a public charge point, please vacate the EV space to all other EV drivers to access the infrastructure