Skip to comments.Now marshals are being brought in to police 'charge rage' rows between electric vehicle drivers: Boss of Britain’s biggest motorway services reveals long waits for plug-in points are making motorists 'angry and stressed'
Posted on 10/01/2023 6:22:20 PM PDT by know.your.why
Marshals have been brought in to police 'charge rage' between drivers of electric vehicles at motorway service stations.
The boss of Britain's largest motorway service provider said long waits for plug-in points made drivers 'very angry and stressed'.
Moto chief executive Ken McMeikan warned the UK's motorway service stations are facing growing 'public disorder' due to a lack of grid connections preventing him from installing enough car chargers to meet the surge in demand.
He said many motorists are facing long waits, with angry drivers confronting staff and each other and warned of the growing risk of 'charge rage' on Britain's motorways.
Drivers in the United States have already been involved in heated disputes as they compete over a shortage of electrical points - dubbed 'charge rage' by US media. The term refers to the frustration and anger experienced by electric car drivers when they are unable to find a charging point.
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You beat me to it. It only takes about 5 minutes to gas up, and get out of a gas station.
Just stay home in your 15 min ‘hood.
[Your Personal Liberty needs to be curtailed. For da Erf.]
WHO COULDN’T SEE THIS COMING.?????
IF things are backed up at the gas station-—the wait is usually less than 6 minutes for the driver in front of you to finish & open up a space for you.
These Wacky EV owners.
I fart in their general direction.
Lots of rage going on.
> long waits for plug-in points made drivers ‘very angry and stressed’. <
This problem can easily solved by closing down more power plants.
Joe Biden himself told me that.
If there were only some way of transporting and using a power source with higher energy density that could be replaced in a matter of minutes at almost any corner or stored for later use when traveling in areas where there are no refill locations.
Can I use your second sentence?
Time for a mighty rescue!
Don’t rain on my Charage!
Every gas station would have to renovate and add more electric chargers and transform itself into something like Buc-ee’s so we can handle all the EVs and allow them the time and the space the need to recharge.
Don’t ask grobdriver. Ask Monty Python.
Plus on trips my wife wants to stop every 200 or so miles and walk around for 10-15 minutes -- which is how long the EV takes to charge anyway on fast road-side chargers.
If we go on a trip with few fast charging options we take the ICE pickup. Likewise if I go on a trip without my wife or if the trip involves pickup chores.
But if the trip has plenty of fast charging options and my wife is with me, we take the EV. Bonus points if the trip is short enough that the first 250 miles of charge being practically free from charging at home makes taking the EV much cheaper to drive (having to pay to charge only after the first charge from home, unlike a cost savings I can get from the ICE pickup). If the trip has a round trip total of 1,500 miles I sometimes do the math on charging prices vs gas prices to see which car is cheaper to take for the trip. But if the trip is below 1,000 miles then taking the EV is always cheaper (because the first miles are practically free from charging at home).
So there are pros and cons with each. Since my wife and I need 2 cars anyway we find that having one of each type gives us options.
They removed the Chargers in my city because of lack of use. Now they have to drive to the next town over, which is about 10 miles, to charge their cars
Wait until this crap starts in America. The tribes will be at each other’s throats just like the old west.
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