So why is it that so many charging points are not used and electric car update is slow? UK

January 20th, 2014 Comments Off on So why is it that so many charging points are not used and electric car update is slow? UK

There are many opinionated answers to this, some more complex than others but it all comes down to this:

All these greenFinally upgrade for Essex: Electric car charge points to be set up in Chelmsford and Braintree. Read more ... » policiesWill this work? - We hope so: "Electric cars to use bus lanes in UK cities". Read more ... » must have rigid implementation and actual sensible policing otherwise they remain green policyLondon Camden Charging Points no longer supported by SourceLondon/Bollore due to lack of agreement. Read more ... » gimmicks and a mere tick box on the govUK to have Tighter rules for Plug-in Car Grant. Read more ... » election agenda.

Take this spectacular example (one of many!) :

blocked access to charging bays by non-electric cars: #pointlesspolicy #wasteofeffort

These are fastBit overdue: Are we on the brink of an electric car revolution?. Read more ... » chargingUK GOV: Lessons Learnt from the Plugged-in Places Projects. Read more ... » bays where installationNissan Installs Europe’s 1,000th 30-Minute Electric Car Charger (in UK). Read more ... » of those will run into thousands of pounds PER unit.
SoEcotricity's Electric Highway Grid in UK is to grow and cover entire UK motorway network. Read more ... », do tell me why there are so many non-electricDemand For Electric Cars Boosts UK Car Market. Read more ... » carsUK & Ireland’s answer to Route 66 to be driven… in an electric car!. Read more ... » parked up and effectively using up those bays?
Simple: whoever thought if the grand charging idea(kudos btw) forgot or was unable to secure appropriate labelling or designation for those bays. I.e they are freeThe #London congestion charge rules are set to change to favour electric cars.. Read more ... » for all. And considering the electric carDemand For Electric Cars Boosts UK Car Market. Read more ... » numbers make up fraction if cars on the road – it’s not supervise they are filled with non-electric cars. Essentially enduring those installations and charging infrastructureUK GOV: Lessons Learnt from the Plugged-in Places Projects. Read more ... » investment utterly useless.
Latter possibility however is that they are properly purposed bays with enough signage and warnings but no one policing those bays to enforce any (if exists) penalties. This allows anyone and everyone to remain egoistic and parkWilmslow one of first to get charging points for electric vehicles. Read more ... » in those bays without further thought on implications.
Finally, last and not least, if these are installed on private land, maybe there is an issue[img] Messy way to charge your car: hope it's a one-off. . Read more ... » of ownershipCar Loan 4U finance first Mia electric car in the UK. Read more ... » and private land management….
And fair enough, but DO NOT mislead average electric vehicleSunderland-built electric cars could protect our health, finds Parliament report. Read more ... » driver that there ARE any charging bays available… On the charging mapThe Sorry State of SourceLondon Charging Network but Uptime is reported to improve soon.. Read more ... ».
In fact, I vote there should be no such “free-for-all” charging bays eligible for the charging map (if so).
Otherwise if these are on public land, controlled by councils as it often could be the case; shame in the councilCouncil ask where to install more electric car charging points. Read more ... » to be effectively voiding the purpose of green initiative and throw money away like this.

… I can’t waitFinally : A Tesla Model S Test Drive by evmeerkat #electricCar London Ride. Read more ... » to see yet another newsWarrantywise to offer cover for electric cars. Read more ... » report like “ITVAs #evmeerkat gets limited ITV News' airtime: A few thoughts about "2/3 charging points in London are not being used" #news #Ev #ElectricCar #pollution. Read more ... » 6UK: Half of Plug-in Car Grants unclaimed. Read more ... » o’clock news” reporting one again skewed data that electric drivers are not using x numberRenault Zoe wins RAC Future Car Challenge. Read more ... » of bays again. Because when you look at facts on the ground and ask any electric carCar Loan 4U finance first Mia electric car in the UK. Read more ... » driver they will confirm timeThe #London congestion charge rules are set to change to favour electric cars.. Read more ... » and time again that EVDemand For Electric Cars Boosts UK Car Market. Read more ... » policies are often superfluous and do not necessarily meet the needs of the average EV Driver[img] Messy way to charge your car: hope it's a one-off. . Read more ... »

In short,

Dear UKCar Loan 4U finance first Mia electric car in the UK. Read more ... » GovernmentRT: £9m to be invested in electric car charging points. Read more ... »(councils)… ELECTRIC CARSPaving #EV future: Electric Cars: #Charging Points To Boost Sales. Read more ... » EXIST FOR MORE THAN A DAY/MINTH/YEAR… It’s nothing NEWNew electric car club in Stratford is first of its kind in UK. Read more ... ». GET THE ELECTRIC CAR/GREEN POLICY RIGHT ALREADY!

And for Pete’s sake, consult the EV Driver groups like EVDAPlanning future charging infrastructure & funding? OLEV QnA #ev #evdauk. Read more ... »-UK/EVA BEFORE IMPLEMENTING ANY/SPENDING MONEY…. Just to realise it was a bad investment a year later!!

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