What name would you like to appear in the article?
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.
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.