‘Electric car charging is damaging the switch to EVs’

Finally, a huge society has published its plans to improve Britain’s EV charging.
I’ll set the scene. EV charging is painless, easy and affordable – if you can do it at home and tap into cheaper (not cheap) overnight electricity tariffs. But, when you’re out on the road, and in urgent need of ‘juice’, EV charging sucks. It’s often neither painless nor easy, and can be unfathomably costly.
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Taking that last point first – illuminated, menu-like price lists should be clearly displayed on and around all public charging units. just as petrol and diesel pumps or car park pay & display machines spell out their prices (and offer printed receipts), all public EV charging units must do the same. In addition, the units, and their surroundings, must be properly lit for safety, security and convenience.      

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An Electrifying Britain organisation needs to be established, staffed by experts, to promote and explain the EV cause, manage and grow the infrastructure, and be the go-to place for details on chargepoints and the cost of using them. With a 0-5 star grading system, it could help to incentivise the charging site owners or operators to make their facilities cleaner, fresher and more attractive.
Before mobile phones largely killed off public phone boxes or booths, BT looked after them via a fleet of small vans whose drivers did regular inspection, maintenance, repair and cleaning work. EV charging companies need to adopt a similar, but better, system. and as for companies telling the public that specific sites are open for business with available and working equipment when, in fact, they’re neither working nor available – if there isn’t a law against this, there bloody well should be.  
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