Driving an electric vehicle can take some time getting used to — and that's time few carjackers can afford to spare.
Police in Maryland said two men tried to steal an EV at gunpoint from a driver who was charging it outside a convenience store last week. But they couldn't figure out how to operate it, so they gave up and stole a vehicle from someone else in the parking lot, the Capital Gazette reported.
The report doesn't specify the type of EV or what about it was so confusing. A second driver the men accosted nearby complied with their demand, police said, and the carjackers made a fossil-fueled escape instead.
While the thieves did manage to avoid capture, their getaway wasn't nearly as clean as intended.