I swapped my diesel for an electric car – it’s the worst invention in the world

A mother who swapped her diesel car for an electric car has called it the “world’s worst invention”.

The driver vented on TikTok that she was forced to spend about an hour trying to find a working electric car charging station to be able to charge her car.

A mom swapped her diesel car for an electric car


A mom swapped her diesel car for an electric carPhoto credit: TikTok @thesimpsonthree
An archive image shows an electric car being charged


An archive image shows an electric car being chargedCredit: Alamy Live News

Share your frustration, TikTok users @thesimpsonthree angry at the lack of charging points in the UK.

She began the video by saying: “That’s a damn rant, just a warning, don’t buy an electric car.

“I spent more than an hour charging my car.

“I was at an EV charger. I have to wait 15 minutes for the person in front of me to finish just for the machine to break.

“I drove to another car charger but it didn’t even work.

“I went to the first one because my app says it’s available.

“But it wasn’t available. I only have 36 miles on my car and it’s not enough to get me home tonight.

“It’s driving me crazy. If there was a possibility I would return this car.

“Whoever invented electric cars needs a good conversation because they fucking suck.

“I am stuck. I have a long drive tomorrow and I don’t have a place to charge my car.

“Give me back a petrol car because the UK isn’t ready for electric cars.”

The car expert also considers electric cars to be too expensive.

She added: “If you want to switch to an electric car, the main issue is affordability – of cars and chargers.

“There are only three electric cars for sale under £30,000 compared to a choice of over 100 petrol and diesel models in the same price bracket.”

“With energy costs also currently higher, that means drivers have to do the math to make sure it’s still worth it.

“In most cases, if you can charge at home, it’s still cheaper to run an electric car, but if you’re dependent on the public charging network, you need to make sure it’s still worth it.”

The four biggest electric car lawsuits have been uncovered – with the main problem being a lack of charging points.

And another mother said her commute to work took three times longer than usual because of the nightmare.


It was revealed this week that ministers will miss their target of installing 300,000 new electric chargers by 2030.

Figures from the Department of Transport show fewer than 9,000 public charging stations were installed last year.

According to official figures, there are now 30 electric vehicles at each charging point, compared to 16 in early 2020.

Ginny Buckley, Founder and CEO of Electrify.comtold The Sun Online: “Electric cars are easy to drive, easy to charge at home and reliable, so owning one should be a hassle-free experience.

“But the hard fact is that our national charging infrastructure is not keeping up with the number of car buyers who are switching to an electric car.

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“In 2020 there were 16 cars for each charger. Today that number has risen to 30, which has resulted in wait times for some charging at peak times, while other charging points across the UK can be unreliable and faulty.

“That would not be acceptable at a gas station, and I believe EV drivers deserve to have the same hassle-free experience as filling up with petrol or diesel.

https://www.thesun.ie/motors/10135786/i-swapped-my-diesel-for-an-electric-car/ I swapped my diesel for an electric car – it’s the worst invention in the world

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