Once again. The picture bears no resemblance to the subject of this post.
Last nights post, which I won’t delete or change was born out of a sense of frustration. We arrived at a particular charging point wishing to do a top up. With the level of almost paranoid caution I am experiencing with our electric car, I we decided to top up even though we had more than enough charge to get back. That was a good thing, as one of the charging points was being used by someone who indicated that they would be quite a while, and the other was out of service.
Now, I admit I have no idea how long the point had been out of action, but I am hoping that the point’s failure is reported back to the providers control centre as soon as it stopped working, and that the provider has put in place steps to get an engineer out to it and that the charging point will be out of service for a very limited period of time. My concern is that (the maintenance that is) is not happening in anything like a reasonable timescale. Now to me, a charging point out of action for more than a couple of hours is way too long, but I don’t know how reasonable that is. One thing I am going to do is for the service providers that we are confident that will be using for the journeys we know we are going to want to use is to look at their websites to see if I can find out their Service Level Agreements are for charge point down time. Should be interesting
Yesterday’s post was a bit of a rant (I think that’s fairly obvious) and as such is very poorly researched and presented. Oh well. Such is life.