Julian Thomas· Registered
The poll is posed in a fairly emotive way, which doesn't help with getting useful responses. "Blocking" is an emotive word.I have answered all day, but the question is asked in a way that can't be accurately answered.
Then whilst I applaud your bizarrely humanitarian approach, I think you are in a tiny minority. As @Paul said in a previous post, we are trying to make EV motoring easy, convenient, cheap, and appealing to ICE drivers. Setting a 3am alarm when you're staying overnight in a hotel (e.g. for a meeting the following day) is not going to encourage people to adopt EVs, and I genuinely don't believe that those installing the slow chargers in these locations really expect people to do this.Yep. Moved it. Set an alarm.
But that isn't the choice. The choice is petrol or public charging.You can pay a third of that if you charge at home overnight - a pretty good reason to me.
Lol not at all. The journey may be 50 miles, 200 miles, 500 miles... I have the choice to refuel with petrol or electricity, I'll choose whichever's cheapest.Only if you have such a small battery. I'm starting to think you just bought the wrong car...
I just think if you'd asked it in a more neutral way, you'd have got more accurate answers. Using the word "block" will influence the way people answer (but not the way they actually behave).Yeah, it's an emotive subject. Not sure how else you describe it.
This is pretty much what I was talking about a couple of weeks ago we drove to Stanmore, where there were about 10 EV spaces (all ICEd unfortunately). They're obviously not designed for people to stand next to their car for 4 hours until it's finished charging, they're designed knowing that people will plug in, jump on the train, and come back when they have finished shopping/working/theatre, etc. that may be 2 hours or more after the car has finished charging.I'd park up at Stanmore tube station, about 2.5 hours drive, don't particularly want to stop on the way, and it's only 155 miles. Charge at Stanmore for 8 hours or whatever and when I get back to the car I can get back home without stopping to refuel.
It's all about convenience (I'm lazy )
Tesla are offering their EV owners free electricity for life, I thought? Albeit from super chargers rather than slow/fast chargers. Again, not relevant to the question about "blocking" non-rapids.I'm having a hard time getting my head around the same people that tell me Tesla are going to release a cheap car with a mega-watt-hour battery (or whatever it is), but that electricity should be free for them to top it up whenever they park.
Baroness Kramer's arse?(or somewhere less polite).
Absolutely agree with you. I'm in the incredibly fortunate position of being a fleet driver, so I have a fuel card and reimbursement of electricity on street / at home. But I'm still price sensitive - if a petrol mile is cheaper than an electric one, I need to use petrol. In the same way that I need to avoid motorway services' petrol if practicable.There could be a car park at the end of my street with free chargers and I wouldn't use them, because I want my car on my driveway, not the end of the street.