28 Jun '12, 9am

UK Electric car drivers not(needing)using public charging points @GreenCarWebsite Interesting news from ETI #ev #evchat

UK Electric car drivers not(needing)using public charging points @GreenCarWebsite Interesting news from ETI #ev #evchat

Although there is an increasing number of people driving electric cars, “nobody is using the public charging infrastructure” said John Batterby, transport strategy manager at the Energy Technologies Institute, according to Utility Week . Speaking at the leading utility publication’s recent Plugged into EV conference, Batterby’s sentiments were echoed by Jorg Lohr, senior manager of e-mobility at RWE, who said that the experience in other European countries was similar and that there was “no case for public charging”. According to Utility Week, it appears that electric car owners prefer to charge at home overnight, when low cost tariffs make it attractive as well as convenient to charge. However, while most current EV drivers have off-street parking-ideal for home charging- these people are the first wave of early adopters. For wider acceptance of electric cars, more flexib...

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