I daren’t post this on other “EV Forums” but has anyone else noticed how bloody tight some “EV Owners” are?
I regularly do our weekly shop at ASDA near Sheffield, they have free EV charging (and no ANPR Time Limits), and I frequently charge up @7kw/h while doing the shop, max of 10kW if I’ve got the wife with me.
I’ve noticed a regular trend of Teslas (two with customised plates) and even a iPace sat on the charger for days on end. Last week I pulled up and the I Pace on the same unit had taken over 100kW, so left the vehicle over 14 hours… Surely if you can afford a £80k+ iPace, the 15p kWh for fuel is not an issue, but there is a regular crowd at night charging up (eNV2000, Tesla and iPace) every night, not accompanied, taking a huge overnight charge at the expense of either Polar or ASDA.
Is it only me that has noticed this emerging habit? I even know of at least 2 EV drivers that use illegal devices that force the Ecotricity into free-vend!
I don’t care where I charge, as ONTO pays… but IF I did pay, and I owned the EV, it would be cheaper than Derv/Petrol, and I’d just plug in overnight at 15 to 5p or so per kWh.
I get the feeling the “Freeloaders” are going to remove all the “convenient” charge spots?