Drivers would switch to an EV if charge points mandated at fuel stations

The availability and accessibility of charge points could overcome one of the “biggest barriers” to the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs).

That’s according to the fleet industry and a Fleet News poll which revealed almost a third (29.2%) of drivers would make the switch to an EV if they were able to charge their car at the pumps.

A further one in five (22.2%) said they would consider choosing an EV, while one in 10 (9.9%) said they already drive a plug-in car.

The poll was conducted after the Government announced in the Queen’s Speech that it would introduce an Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill which will require the installation of charge points for EVs at motorway service areas and large fuel retailers.

The UK’s largest leasing company, Lex Autolease, welcomed the move.

“One of the biggest barriers to greater adoption of electric vehicles is range anxiety, so more charging points at petrol stations and motorway services will help to address that fear,”

said Chris Chandler, the firm’s principal consultant.

“The measures are a recognition of the need for pathway charging – essentially making it easier for electric vehicle drivers to get from one end of the country to the other, without worrying about their next charging point. This should broaden their appeal and open up the market for electric vehicles across the UK.”

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    The availability and accessibility of charge points could overcome one of the “biggest barriers” to the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). That’s ac
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    Several problems have been encountered with CPs in petrol stations.
    They are on private land, and as such are not covered by legislation, eg signage or penalties for Icing.
    The owner of one of the first petrol stations near me built a twelve foot wall half way across one of the bays,as part of a second car wash.When I asked him why, he replied because he could.
    Renault and the power companies had meetings at this CP, and could never sort out a BCI Earth fault for Zoes.
    The local hotel has the same CP type and insisted I would need to be resident, book in overnight in order to avail of the facility, private land again.

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