74% of UK EV users admit they have charged dangerously due to absence of local public charging points. That’s according to a new analysis from the consumer protection charity Electrical Safety First.
It’s calling on the UK Government to improve the infrastructure of public charging points as latest findings show the growth rate of plug-in vehicles is out-pacing the number of charging points available to EV owners.
The analysis also suggests that the lack of infrastructure is pushing consumers into charging their cars via unsafe methods.
Martyn Allen, Technical Director at Electrical Safety First, says: “Our research shows a direct link between a lack of electric vehicle infrastructure and vehicle owners charging dangerously. A modern Britain also needs to be a safe one and Electrical Safety First is urging the government and local authorities to ensure that the infrastructure is in place to support the rapid increase in numbers of electric vehicles on our roads.”
Electrical Safety First is a UK Charity dedicated to reducing and preventing damage, injuries and death caused by electricity.