Tesla Model S 85 2014, Kevin Noble – Living with an EV: Public charging

Tesla Model S 85 2014, Kevin Noble - Living with an EV: Public charging

What name would you like to appear in the article?

Kevin Noble

 

What is the make, model and year of your EV?

Tesla Model S 85 2014

 

What do you think of public chargers generally?

Poor – unreliable, difficult to use and not enough of them.

 

What and where are your favourite public chargers?

Tesla Superchargers (for Tesla cars only) – simple to use and reliable with a rapidly expanding network.

 

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What’s been your best experience with a public charger?

Tesla Superchargers: just plug in, the charger recognises the car and charges – simples! If your Tesla is 2017 or older, they’re free. For newer Teslas, the cost is charged to your account automatically.

 

What’s been your worst experience with a public charger?

Westminster BP Pulse and Gun Wharf Quay Pod Point: they are both in underground car parks where there is no mobile phone signal but require a mobile phone app to work! Out of the 3 at Westminster, only 1 worked. Similarly, the IONITY chargers at M25 Cobham Services failed to charge me or several others using contactless payment; apparently a software fault prevented contactless payments from working. Also IONITY charge 69p / kWh versus around 30p for most others: a rip-off.

 

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