Tag Archives: Plugged in Places

Should Rapid Chargers be Installed at Shopping Locations?

In a way Ecotricity has been one of the biggest supporters of electric cars in the UK. They committed to installing an “Electric Highway”, a network of rapid chargers sited mainly at motorway service areas and without their network driving electric cars for long trips in the UK would be difficult or near on impossible! … Continue reading Should Rapid Chargers be Installed at Shopping Locations?

Why Charging Membership Schemes Will Not Work

Electric cars are here and here to stay. There can be no doubt now that the major manufacturers are also convinced of this as they are pouring billions into producing 100% electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. However, it must also be recognised that with the launch of electric cars so there is the issue of … Continue reading Why Charging Membership Schemes Will Not Work

Why Charging Membership Schemes Will Not Work

Electric cars are here and here to stay. There can be no doubt now that the major manufacturers are also convinced of this as they are pouring billions into producing 100% electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. However, it must also be recognised that with the launch of electric cars so there is the issue of … Continue reading Why Charging Membership Schemes Will Not Work

Why are EV drivers always ignored when considering charging infrastructure?

I have just driven home 20 miles and I am still feeling very frustrated, disappointed and insulted in equal measures. I make no apology for leaving the meeting the way I did. Firstly, clearly, I was there under a false impression that the people involved were interested in what EV drivers actually want and need. … Continue reading Why are EV drivers always ignored when considering charging infrastructure?

EV Charging Should Be PAYG or Free

As stated in the strategy document on Low-Carbon Transport the government has stated that it will develop a National Chargepoint Register (NCR). This all made sense when it was announced but that was before the various Plugged in Places had launched their various subscription schemes each requiring a membership fee to be paid and each … Continue reading EV Charging Should Be PAYG or Free

EV Charging Should Be PAYG or Free

As stated in the strategy document on Low-Carbon Transport the government has stated that it will develop a National Chargepoint Register (NCR). This all made sense when it was announced but that was before the various Plugged in Places had launched their various subscription schemes each requiring a membership fee to be paid and each … Continue reading EV Charging Should Be PAYG or Free

Why Electric Cars Are Not Yet Ready For Market

For months now, ever since I got my Nissan Leaf, I have been shouting the benefits of electric cars. I have gone out of my way to promote them, I have argued their advantages on Facebook and Twitter, I have driven my car the length and breadth of England (literally!) to show that they are … Continue reading Why Electric Cars Are Not Yet Ready For Market

No more slow charging posts and more fast chargers please

You know, the more I hear about the charging infrastructure that is being built in the UK by the Plugged in Places schemes the more I despair. It seems to me that the Plugged in Places projects are being run by people that have never owned an EV (Electric vehicle) in their life. Nor have … Continue reading No more slow charging posts and more fast chargers please

Oh No! Not More Slow Chargers – PLEASE!

There is a lot of discussion right now about public charging points. The government, in its EV strategy document, made the point that a “charge point on every corner” was not necessary nor cost effective. It was announce recently that Source East, as part of the Plugged in PLaces initiative, will be installing 1,200 public … Continue reading Oh No! Not More Slow Chargers – PLEASE!