KIA e-Niro 2022: Public charging review

KIA e-Niro 2022: Public charging review

Peter drives a KIA e-Niro 2022 and shares his experiences to-date on public charging.


What do you think of the UK public charging network in general?

I can only comment on the area around Derry city in Northern Ireland and I’m limiting my comments to RAPID CHARGING. As far as I can tell there are only three rapid charging points in all of Northern Ireland. The one closest to me is in Derry and Rapid is not how I would describe it!


Once a week I sit for two hours and more…usually in the very early morning. Last week the charger was non-operational for several days. At present, the only plus side is that the public network here is free…as an apology for the lack of charging points generally in this part of the country.


So for the near future I see myself sitting in my car, wrapped in a blanket and braving the oncoming winter while the battery slowly is given the energy it needs to work for another week.


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What and where are your favourite UK public chargers?

I do not have a favourite public charger as there are not enough of them (rapid or otherwise) in Northern Ireland.


What’s been your best experience with a UK public charger in your KIA e-Niro?

Having a cup of coffee when a not-too-distant shop opens at 6am.


What’s been your worst experience with a UK public charger in your KIA e-Niro?

As mentioned earlier, it’s the lack of rapid chargers that is my main gripe and the fact that the only rapid one near me isn’t rapid at all.


What’s got to change about public charging in the UK to get more people driving electric cars?

More of them…. many, many more of them.


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