Electric car drivers were left disappointed after being fined for faulty chargers and expensive battery replacements.
A motorist was fined £40 at a Lidl car park in Northallerton for just the second week they owned an EV.
Kate Taylor charged for the car as she went shopping but when she finished, she realized it hadn’t been charged for the car.
She had to reset the charger to make sure there was enough charge to get home before driving away, but she still got fined. Edinburgh Evening News.
“I’m less than 20 minutes from what they say is their limit. These areas are running short of chargers and we’re still there, waiting for one at home to be installed and having to drive,” she said. 15 miles to the nearest. worked.”
Jacques Georgie Aitch echoed these views, criticizing poor battery life and inconsistent charging points as well as the overwhelming cost of running an EV.
“The battery doesn’t last long enough to get you from A to B and public charging points are advertised as faulty,” she said.
“Electric car batteries are insanely expensive to replace, in some cases costing more than the car’s value!”
After four or five years, a new battery must be purchased, which under the Top Gear scheme will cost up to £5000.
Another user questioned how people living in the mainland with no car parking would be able to charge their cars, calling the situation “one big faucet”.
Some motorists say that many problems can arise as a reason why they do not have an electric vehicle.
Paul Smith said: “Exactly why I don’t have electric cars. There is nowhere near enough infrastructure to support their use.”
Others believe the complainers are trying to bend the rules that apply to everyone and that electric vehicle users have no right to complain about being fined.
“Those arrested are trying to get the full fee for free and don’t understand the rules. We all have to follow,” said Sara Twigg.
Steven Grieve stated that the time had come for “something to be done about space mining”.
However, some residents have stood up for the use of electric vehicles, with one saying it is “not difficult” to understand charger regulations and that people need to “read what it says”.
“The supercharger has a limit to what the next car can run. Most public chargers are still free and can be used for as long as you like,” said Martyn Armstrong.
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