I saw that, and it was totally totally fair in my view. It’s what we’ve all been saying on this forum for a very long time,Usually an advocate of EVs, Petrol Ped (worked with Moggy on the Classic EVs series) get frustrated in the this video. TBH I don't blame him.
- The Ecotricity monopoly is disastrous as their chargers rarely work, and they’re at the most visible and important places for the average motorist - motorway service areas.
- It remains beyond my comprehension that the Government doesn’t fix this. Even the most ardent free-marketeer must surely accept that if there were ever a need for Government intervention in anything, it’s in the MSA charging situation. If Ecotricity’s exclusivity agreement is so watertight that even the Government can’t get around it, then the Government needs to bite the bullet and pay to take Ecotricity into public ownership.
- Single-charger sites are a pain in the backside, because if you get there right after another EV has plugged in it becomes hugely inconvenient.
- Accurate location data in mapping apps for chargers is hit and miss. Not helped by the UK’s propensity for putting them in weird, out of the way locations.