1. That those of us with our own charger do not have "cables all over the place"
2. Yes is can take 6/7 hours to charge a typical EV from a home point but the wise do it overnight, automatically. It makes running the car cheap as chips.
3. If you don't have a home charger, go to one, they are increasingly available. After all you currently go to a filling station to buy fuel!
4 My genuine range is 215 miles which is perfect for most of my trips but longer journeys need some planning. I travelled from home to Christon Bank earlier this month. I took the precaution of a 30 min top up at the fast chargers at Leeming Bar and had lunch and a coffee while I waited. Easy. In Northumberland I topped up a couple of times at the Ionity fast chargers in Alnwick while we shopped at Morrisons and Greggs (Stotty was delicious). Easy. Then on the way back a short top up again at Leeming. I didn't find any of the main route chargers out of order but the system in my vehicle would automatically direct me to a suitable working station if I had chosen one that proved to be a problem.
So make your choice. The new rules makes sense. EV cars are still required to make up the major part of new sales but many will choose to run their fossil fuel model or buy one second hand for the foreseeable future and I think that the fuel sources will be multi faceted.
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