Polestar 2, Martin E – Living with an EV: Public charging

Polestar 2, Martin E - Living with an EV: Public charging

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Martin E

 

What is the make, model and year of your EV?
Polestar 2, LR Dual Motor upgraded (350 kWh)

 

What do you think of the UK public charging network in general?
Generally OK to poor. Too many chargers out of order or requiring proprietary apps. Downloading a new app in the rain is grimness personified! All chargers should have a tap and pay option, irrespective of brand. ICE cars don’t need an app to fill up!

 

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What and where are your favourite UK public chargers?
Instavolt on the M40, not a service station. But next to a pub and coffee! Located HERE.

 

What’s been your best experience with a UK public charger?
The free chargers available for Premier Inn guests.

 

What’s been your worst experience with a UK public charger?
bp pulse and Ecotricity – too many awful experiences, I avoid both brands now.

 

What’s got to change about public charging in the UK to get more people driving EVs?
The ability to reserve a slot when you are approaching it.

 

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